Judul/Title: Bisma Warrior Priest of the Mahabharata
Penulis/Author: Satyagraha Hurip
Penerbit/Publisher: Pustaka Sinar Harapan
Edisi/Edition: I, 1990
Dimensi/Dimension: 14.5 x 20 x 0.5 cm
Call No.: 791/Hur/b
The dancing shadows of wayang kulit, Java's most popular form of puppet theatre, enact an age-old mythology reflecting traditional Javanese society and culture. Drawn from the uniqely Javanese intrepretations of the ancient Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, classical wayang has a huge cast of splendid characters; Gods, kings, princes and princesses, heroic knights and their passionately strong women, clowns, ogres, and giants. The characters are timeless and wayang heroes still serve as the main role models for many Javanese throughout their lives.
One such hero is Bisma Dewabrata. Born a royal prince and blessed by the Gods, Bisma was not only invicible warrior, but also a revered sage and Priest of Truth.
Satyagraha Hurip, the well-known modern Indonesian author, tells Bisma's heroic story against the background of the entire Mahabharata epic. This book is an easy introduction to the Mahabharata and its rich panoply of true flesh-and-blood characters.
The story of Bisma is briliantly illustrated with original drawings of Javanese leather puppets in the authentic Solo style.
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