Travelogue: Mahishasur in Mahoba
The scope of the traditions related to Mahishasur is vast. There is a memorial of him in Bundelkhand, preserved by the Archaelogical Survey of India. Khajuraho’s world-famous temples also have carvings of Mahishasur. Pramod Ranjan writes about his travels. Read on
Is Mahishasur a myth?
In a short introduction to ‘Mahishasur: Mithak va Paramparayen’, Kanwal Bharti says three travelogues – Pramod Ranjan’s ‘Mahoba mein Mahishasur’, Nawal Kishore Kumar’s ‘Chhota Nagpur ke Asur’ and ‘Anil Varghese’s ‘Rajasthan se Karnatak via Maharashtra – Talaash Mahishasur ki’ – throw critical light on the topic. Forward Press will be publishing the English translation of the book soon
Mahishasur in Mahoba
According to D.D. Kaushambi, Mahishasur’s realm was Mahoba in Bundelkhand. In connection with the research for my book, I reached Mahoba on 2 October and found that Mahishasur’s memories still survive in the folk traditions here