ISBN 9788129116437,Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanam A Set Of Two Volumes

Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanam A Set Of Two Volumes


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788129116437

ISBN-10 812911643X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 1475 Pages
Language (English)

Religion & Culture

This set includes several new characters and incidents in the epic, while retaining the original essence of Valmikis Ramayana. The Ramayana the ancient Indian epic attributed to sage Valmiki has since time immemorial remained the most popular sacred text for the Hindus all over the world. The stories from the Ramayanahave been passed on from one generation to another, the values attached to it are very intricately connected to our culture. Dr. M. Veerappa Moilys Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanamis a highly laudable work which addresses universal concerns and presents a unique vision of past, present and future all clubbed into one. The title literally signifying quest and examination, the book deeply explores the Ramatattva or the true principles of the Rama-story from a secular and modern perspective. Moily has introduced several Few characters and incidents in the epic, at the same time, taking great care to retain the original essence of Valmikis Ramayana. It is interesting to see how unobtrusively Moily has introduced burning issues of recent times into a two-thousand-year old story. The episodes describing the deep love between Lakshmana and Urmila, their pangs of separation, Sitas agni pariksha, Rama as righteousness incarnate, Ahalyas penance, Ravanas realisation, all are handled by the author with great skill and adeptness. Interesting Facts This set includes new characters and incidents, adding to the original Ramayana story, without affecting the essence of this great Hindu epic. This is a translation of the Kannada epic authored by Dr. Moily for which he has been awarded the prestigious Moortidevi Award. This set is unique in the fact that it introduces burning issues of recent times into a twothousand-year old story and does so with elan. About the Author Dr. M. Veerappa Moily was born in coastal Karnataka and owing to his poverty, struggled hard to get education. He finally earned his Bachelors degree from Mysore University and Law degree from Bangalore University. After serving in many ministerial posts, he served as the Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1992 to 1994. He is currently the Cabinet Minister for Law, Justice and Company Affairs in the Government of India. He has written extensively in both Kannada and English. Having authored various books, plays, poetry collections and compilation of his lectures, Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanam in Kannada is his most ambitious work to date. Some of the major awards bestowed on him are: Moortidevi Award (2010), Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Award (2002), Devaraja Urs Prashasti (2001) and Honorary Doctorate Degrees by Mangalore University (2009), Russian Academy (2009) and National Law University, Hyderabad (2009).