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The Red Lotus of Chastity

Devasmita and the nun, two characters in Somadeva’s “The Red Lotus of Chastity”, employ the same concept from Machiavelli’s “The Prince”. Both Devasmita and the nun attempt to follow Machiavelli’s concept of being a lion and fox. However, only Devasmita succeeds in being both animals while the nun is merely a power hungry lion trying to dress up in a fox costume that did not fit. This concept of being a fox and lion means that to succeed in your ‘battle’ a person must be a cunning, deceitful fox and a powerful, aggressive lion both at the same time. “He should select among them the fox and the lion, because the lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox…

Mechant ethos in pariksha guru

‘PARIKSHA GURU’ by Lala Srinivas Das is considered to be the first proper novel in Hindi. It was published in 1882. It talks about the extravagance of modern bankers and traders of India. The distinct characteristic of Parikshaguru is that for the first time it presents the realistic issues of life. It depicts the milieu of the traditional hindu elites, wealthy traders and bankers in the 19th century. It presents the story of a money-lender from Delhi, Madanmohan, who falls into the company of selfish and flattering friends, who desert him during distress and how then Madanmohan is helped by his only true friend, Brajkishor. Lala srinivas das himself belonged to the same contemporary society of trading class, the class…