A tale of two legends: Padmavat and Dodo-Chanesar9 min read 24 Feb 2018, 11:20 PM IST
The Sindhi folktale of Dodo-Chanesar has a striking resemblance to the Padmavat, which was recently at the centre of a controversy over the film of the same name
Malik Muhammed Jayasi’s Padmavat (c. 1540) is an epic poem which wove together bits of history, fantasy tropes and Sufi ideology. Acutely Sufi themes such as man’s vanity and desire for the ephemeral were overlaid on a historical episode—the Delhi Sultanate’s invasion of Chittor in 1303.
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