About the Author:
Sthipaprajna earned her MA degree in English literature from University of Hyderabad in 2000 and in 2001 she was awarded the Masters of Philosophy from Utkal University. After completing her Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism from IGNOU, She is t present freelancing for didfferent journals. She has completed her three-yeardegree course in odissi dance from kala Niketan,Chandigarh.Besides her collection of short stories for children entitled Stories that Stir, her articles have been published in various journals like indian journal of contemporary English Criticism, New Quest critical Endeavour,Australian Humanist. Replica and others. Sthipapranja was previously teaching at the Maharaja Sayajirrao university of Baroda, and at prresent is a Lecturer t the institute of Technical Eduction and research, Bhubaaneswar and is engaged in witing book entitled, "Concept of poetic Language in Ancient Indian and Modern WesternCritical Theories." Parables of Jesus and Buddha: Exegesis and Anomaly deals with the parables of Buddha and Jesus and makes an attempt to study them through comparison. One can feet the conspicuous and favourable presence of the elements of the Buddhist Jatakas in the Gospel. This kind of a study becomes all the more important and relevant in the pesent scenario because of a gowing need to handle religious diversity. Besides, the book gives a totally new and fresh interpretation of the Gospelic parables from a literary and cultural point of view than pulpit interpretation on theological lines. This diversion stimulates us to rethink our position of reading Bible as a mere religious scipture and sees it as a book of literature and histoy of the hebrews.I think the book can be of great help to readers to understand the nuances of different religious stands and the ethical undercurrent that runs through them.