Bird In The Sky Analysis

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Brilliant Work of Art Basavaraj Naikar, Bird in the Sky, Bengaluru: CVG Books. 2015. Pp.198. Rs. 295. Dr. Basavaraj Naikar, an eminent scholar, a renowned teacher, an internationally reputed creative writer and highly decorated for his enviable accomplishments in richly varied and vast areas in literatures and translations, is a writer of this religio-spiritual novel, a rarely attempted genre, Bird in the Sky. I was scared and dumb-pale when I was asked to write a review of this hagiographical novel but it was after initial hiccups that I agreed. I received a copy of the novel and began to meet the challenge. I read the astonishing biographical details of the Professor-writer of this novel and, then, the brilliantly informative and scholarly…show more content…
There used to be a gathering, congregation of his followers and disciples from all religions and faiths, Hindus, Parsis, Christians, Muslims and Sikhs at the monastery for the discourses, discussions and religious festivals. Some of HH Siddharudha’s disciples like Sayyed Amin, later Kabiradasa, one of the best disciples of Sri Siddharudha, make an interesting tale of their own. The profundity, immensity and intensity of the setting and the sermons and the message to the godless humanity in the terrible grip of spiritual draught troubled me a lot. I realized that the world belongs to the worldly only. Those who try to wean away the world from the world are welcome only for the worldly gains; once these gains begin to slip away, these men or messengers of God meet the fate of Swami Siddharudha. The fact is that this hagiographical novel has intellectuality, spirituality and religiosity with its unbounded potentialities latent…show more content…
His followers, his disciples and the general public crowded his place. However, the way the highly Rev. Swami Siddharudha was involved in litigation, interrogated and examined in the court and later, forced to drink poison as a cure for all ailments by his very own, reveal that the world, if it gives bouquets today, the same world shall welcome you with brickbats. The Swami accepted all this with utmost humility as the Will of the Supreme Guru. Perhaps everything and everybody, the mighty and the meek, the Divine and the earthy, the learned and the ignorant are all bound to the wheel of Time. However, life beyond life is not meant for all. WE know how the world has treated its benefactors, be he Socrates or Buddha or Christ… or Swami
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