Author : Martin Wickramasinhe
Publisher : Sarasa Publisher
Fifth Batch 2007
ISBN : 955-8415-21-9
Considerations of political solidarity and youthful idealism are not strong enough reasons for welcoming into our homes and hearts Raskalnikov, Rubin, Pubin, Pavel, Grusha and others. No, it had to be something else…. Reading Martin Wickramasinhe’s “The Buddhist Jataka Stories And The Russian Novel” I could not help thinking, ‘ He had the answer ‘.. Martin Wickramasinhe, perhaps more than anyone else, combined the background, the intellectual quest, the appreciation of the importance of cultural things in social processes, and the literary Weight to locate the Jataka Kathava and the Russian novel in their respective Cultural contexts….
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