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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A (2022)

Impact of religion on Indian literature




It is a well-known fact that India and Indian Religion go hand in hand. There is nothing which is not influenced by religion in the country. In the same way, Religion has a strong impact on Indian Literature. The influence can be very well understood by the fact that Indian literature would not have been existed without religious and spiritual aspects.
The most ancient Indian Literature is ‘Vedas’. The Purans and The greatest two epics, The Ramayana and The Mahabharata are the most significant piece of literature even today. The portrayal of the deities Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva has strong influence on Indian literary texts, as it shifted from Sanskrit literature to modern literature in Indian English.
Their impact can be evaluated with the simplest fact that they have their influence even till the present day.
The Ramayana and The Mahabharata are the examples of those mere classics that they are the everlasting inspiration for the Indian literature. These epics have not only guided the people of the country through their triumphs and failures but also fascinated Indian novelists, dramatists and poets.

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International Journal of Research in English
How to cite this article:
Monika. Impact of religion on Indian literature. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2022;4(2):10-11. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2022.v4.i2a.57
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