Dr. Manisha Patil
Email- 27manishadnpatil@gmail.com
Duration of Fellowship October 2023 to September 2025
Research Project "The Mahabharata: An Ocean of Eternal and Universal Wisdom"

Dr. Manisha Patil, is an alumnus of prestigious Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai. She has been conferred with Doctorate degree in English Literature by University of Mumbai for her research on the novels of Noble Laureate Toni Morrison titled ‘Playing with Darkness: A Study of Toni Morrison’s Novels from Post Colonial Perspective’ under the supervision of Dr. Rambhau M. Badode. She is the permanent faculty of English at Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai. Currently she is the Fellow of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. She is passionate about English language and literature. Her areas of interest include theatre, films, Science Fiction, Web Media, Indian culture, Indian literature, American literature and New Literatures in English, to name a few.
इमाः सोम्य नद्यः पुरस्तात्प्राच्यः स्यन्दन्ते पश्चात्प्रतीच्यस्ताः समुद्रात्समुद्रमेवापियन्ति स समुद्र एव भवति ता यथा तत्र न विदुरियमहमस्मीयमहमस्मीति ॥ छान्दोग्योपनिषद् ६.१०.१ ॥
As all the rivers flowing to the east and to the west finally meet the ocean, the wisdom originating in the east and in the west ultimately finds its way into The Mahabharata. The Mahabharata, originally composed as Jaya in Sanskrit by the sage Vyasa in the ancient India, has been told and retold in various languages and epochs all over India ever since. It has been narrated in prose, sung in poetry, eulogized in the folklore, performed in the theatre, adapted to the cinema and immortalized in numerous other art forms. Indeed, the scope of The Mahabharata is infinite.
The Mahabharata is the central canonical text of India which has not only shaped the idea of India through its discourse but also has been instrumental in the creation of India as a nation through its narrations ever since the ancient times. The present study titled ‘The Mahabharata: An Ocean of Eternal and Universal Wisdom’ aims to prove that the wisdom in The Mahabharata can be instrumental in the creation of modern Indian nation.