Friday, October 14, 2011

Original edition of Savitri
27: The Editing of Savitri—A few Samples from the Manuscripts

We present here a few examples of the manuscript of Savitri as the composition proceeded during the period 1942-50; these mostly pertain to Book Two Canto Four. As is clear from these available illustrations, the complexity of preparing the final text cannot be underestimated. But at times factors of judgement also enter into picture, and these can give rise to controversial or unacceptable readings. The best approach is to go by the original edition of Savitri that essentially came out during the lifetime of the author himself, and provide data as gathered from several drafts. ~ RYD

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