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Introduction to the Hindi work “Ode to the King of the Land”

Hindi literature “Ode to the King of the Land”, a long narrative poem in the early 13th century Indian Hindi literature. There are more than 10 kinds of books that are popular now. The longest book has 69 chapters and more than 10,000 double-line poems, which were recorded in the 16th century.

Basic Information

“Ode to the King of the Earth”

Time: Early Hindi Literature in the 13th Century in India

Poem name: Song to the King of the Land

Subject: Long Narrative Poem

Quantity: more than ten thousand poems

Introduction to Poems

“Ode to the King of the Land” is constantly enriched and supplemented by folk artists, and the original part is indistinguishable. It is said that the original author was a poet named Jinde Boldayi, who is considered the central figure of the long poem, the minister of the land king. The long poem takes historical facts as the core to reflect the social outlook of Northwest India at that time.

The style is similar to the Sanskrit epic “Mahabharata”, the content is complex, the plot is loose, and many myths and legends are interspersed. The core part is to write about the lineage, birth and growth of a famous feudal lord land king, describing his ascension, king sacrifices, marriages, and especially the resistance to foreign invasions until he was captured and sacrificed. This is more meaningful and touching in the poem.

In part, it praised the heroes who fought against the enemy, and expressed the national contradictions and the wishes of the people at that time. In most books that are popular today, this theme has been diluted by irrelevant plots.

An important long narrative poem in the early Hindi literature of India in the 13th century. There are more than ten kinds of books that are popular now. The longest one has 69 chapters and more than ten thousand double lines, which were recorded in the 16th century. After the folk artists continue to enrich and supplement when they sing, the original part is indistinguishable.

The style of the long poem is similar to the Sanskrit epic “Mahabharata”. The content is rather complicated, the plot is loose, and many myths and legends are interspersed.

The core part is to write about the lineage, birth and growth of a famous feudal lord of the land king, describing his ascension, holding king sacrifices, getting married, and leading troops to resist foreign invasions until he was captured and sacrificed. The more meaningful and touching part is the description of the land king. The plot of fighting bravely in front of powerful invaders, not being afraid of danger, and continuing to struggle after being captured, praised the heroes who fought against the enemy, and reflected the national contradictions at the time and the people’s desire to resist foreign aggression.

In most books that are now popular, this theme has been diluted by many other unrelated plots. It is said that the original author was a poet named Jinde Boldayi, who is also considered the central figure of the long poem, the minister of the land king.

Hindi Literature

Around the 10th century to the 14th century is called the heroic epic period. During this period, northern India was continuously invaded by ethnic groups who believed in Islam from Afghan, and the feudal princes on each side resisted the invading ethnic groups. This kind of struggle is reflected in the literature, and there have been a series of long narrative poems praising the feudal princes and nobles to resist the invasion, the most famous is “Ode to the King of the Land” by Jinde Boldayi.

The manuscripts of these long poems only appeared several centuries later. They were not the original ones at the time. They were processed and supplemented in the process of spreading. The original features are no longer discernible, and the theme of resisting foreign aggression has been diluted.

In addition to “Ode to the King of the Earth”, the more important ones are “Ode to King Cumang” by Drebodi Vijay, “Ode to King Bisladevo” by Nallebodi Narhe, and Charge “Ode to King Hemir” by Terr, “Ode to King Vijaybar” by Nallesingh, “Ode to King Boremar” by Jagnig, etc. Vid Abadi, who died in the middle of the 15th century, also wrote a “Gilty Ode” praising resistance to foreign aggression, but his lyric poetry has a wider influence.

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