Dewey Decimal 891.471
Originally published 1923
|Media type Print|
LC Class PK1859.B456 P8
|Subject tragedy of love and life|
Publisher Munikumar Manishankar Bhatt
Similar Saraswatichandra, Hind Swaraj or, Kadambari
Purvalap (Gujarati: પૂર્વાલાપ) is a posthumous collection of poems by Manishankar Ratnji Bhatt, also known as Kavi Kant, published in 1923. Kant has evolved a new form of Khandkavya by blending the Greek and Sanskrit concepts of tragedy. Kant has given many literary significant poems by this book such as Vasant vijay, Chakravakmithun, Devyani and Sagar ane Shashi.
The poems of this book mainly deals with the fusion of personal life and impersonal pursuit. The poem Vasant vijay deals with a significant moment before Pandu's death. It deals with cursed Pandu's sexual desire with his wife Madri resulting in his death. Another poems namely Chakravakmithun is based on a popular myth of Chakravaks, the bird pair, doomed to be separated every evening. There are few more poems, such as Viprayoga, Manohar murti and Apni rat which express intensity of love for his wife.