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Books on Epics And Allied Literature

Title : Mahabharata
Author : Kamala Subramaniam
Pages : 766
Price : R 1000
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The author has captured with dramatic intensity the movement of the story of the epic Mahabharata. The narrative is vivid, and is a priceless legacy for the young and the old. The story of the Pandavas and the Kauravas and the Mahabharata war has been retold in a superb manner. Though the book is an abridged version of the great epic, all the important aspects have been covered in it. The style is lucid, the dialogues crisp and the characters come alive in front of the readers because of the descriptions by the author. The story is more than just an epic, it tells the story of heroic men and women, code of life, philosophy of social and ethical relations.Read More

Title : Bhartrihari's Nitishatakam
Author : Ravi Shanker
Pages : 60
Availability: Currently out of stock.
ISBN : 81-7276-078-7
About the book:

The original Sanskrit verse of Bhatrtrihari's literature, its transliteration in English and a fresh English translation are given. Niti shataka, vairagya shataka and shringara shataka are centuries old verses which are very popular. Niti shataka(century) is divided into ten sections dealing with different topics. Niti shataka is sweet poetry on how to conduct one's self in society. Read More

Title : Sri Krishna and The Kuru Princes
Author : S. Ramana Rao
Pages : 264
Price : R 180
ISBN : 81-7276-278-X
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The work presents in a condensed narrative form certain portions from the Mahabharata and the Bhagavata-purana.Read More

Title : Kanchi Mahaswami on poets and poetry
Author : V Sivaramakrishnan
Pages : 100
Availability: Currently out of stock.
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There are 19 essays in this book which shows the fascinating aspect of the Mahaswami's personality and his deep interest in poetry and poets, in Sanskrit and Tamil. His Holiness was much more than an acharya, he was a Guru who performed all the three functions of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Kalidasa and Kamban, the dance of Shiva, Tamil poets, Bhoja and Kalidasa, culture and poetry have all been included in this book. Read More

Title : Megha-dutam and Shri Hamsa Sandeshah
Author : Justice S Ranganathan
Pages : 121
Availability: Currently out of stock.
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The book is a comparative study of the similarities between Megha-dutam and Hamsa Sandeshah, the two most well known epics in poems. The first written by Kalidas talks of a Yaksha sending a message to his beloved through a cloud while the latter is the message sent to Sita by Sri Rama through a swan after Hanuman has met Sita who is captured by Ravana and is in Lanka.Read More

Title : Love is God
Author : Acharya Lalitacharanji Goswami, Madan Mohan Jaimini
Pages : 41
Price : R 30
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The book gives a short exposition of the religious system established by Radha Vallabh Sampradaya on the concept 'love is God'. The book deals with all aspects of pure love and bhakti. History is woven with stories from the epics and Krishna and Radha are the two eternal lovers who are worshipped.Read More

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