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
Forward Press to set out on an all-India ‘yatra’
The main objective is to understand the changing social equations in villages, studying Bahujan-Shraman traditions and documents related to those historic social movements that the academia has overlooked