This poem won the Spoken Word Contest by BlogChatter in August 2021.
So many thoughts flooded my mind while writing this poem. Coronavirus has shown us an entirely new way to live life. Death, disease and destruction became gruesome part of life and we talked about it as if it’s a normal occurrence. People became a mere statistic.
The truth remains that many characters in the Ramayana and Mahabharata didn’t get a voice in the epics. Fans of mythology would agree that these characters have stories that need to be told.
Purba Chakraborty’s ebook, Mythological Monologues, lends voice to 26 characters across the two epics, Ramayana & Mahabharata.