Re: SAVITRI: A TALE OF ANCIENT INDIA (free story) SAVITRI: A TALE OF ANCIENT INDIA (free story)
Subject: Re: SAVITRI: A TALE OF ANCIENT INDIA (free story) SAVITRI: A TALE OF ANCIENT INDIA (free story)
From: email@example.com (Virendra Verma)
Date: 25 OCT 94 10:32:42
Organization: Digital Equipment Corporation
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, jit <email@example.com> writes...
There are some comments.
>Reprinted from _Savitri: A Tale of Ancient India,_ retold by Aaron Shepard,
>illustrated by Vera Rosenberry, Whitman, 1992. If you like the story, check
>out the picture book! Available through your local bookstore or library.
>Copyright 1992 Aaron Shepard. This story may be duplicated for any
>non-commercial purpose. Please help spread it around.
>Storytellers: Please feel free to tell this story in any live performance or
>broadcast. No additional permission is needed, though I'd love to know you're
>using it. For permission to make a recording for sale, contact the publisher.
How much money are you making out of this book? You must donate
some portion of the money to the cause of Hinduism and the
great seers of India on whose intellect you are making money.
>The story of the princess Savitri is one of the best-known and best-loved
>tales of India. It appears within the _Mahabharata,_ India's great national
>epic, which is much like an Old Testament to the Hindus.
>This epic, written down at around the time of Christ, had already been passed
>on orally for centuries.
It is not like the Old Testament. Mahabharat is the history of
ancient India (some 5000 years old history).
It arises from a time when legends were born -- an
>age of walled cities, of sun and fire worship, and of women far more
>independent than later Indian culture allowed.
The underlined should be written like this:
... than later Indian culture under foreign imperialism allowed.
Hindus always respected their women. But, the practice had to be
modified to protect them from invaders.
-- Virendra Verma