Overview for Ramayana: Around the World
It is a matter of great concern to all of us that the modern humanity is passing through a most critical period of the history with widespread decline of moral and spiritual values preached and practiced for the last thousands of years-resulting in widespread corruption. Violence and all sorts of other crimes throughout the world. The social and family ties are on the verge of collapse. Today, the humanity finds itself again on the cross-roads even after achieving highest degree of materialistic and scientific advancements. Therefore, most of us feel that there should be greater emphasis on a common code of ethics of self-discipline for all-irrespective of caste, creed, colour or religion. At this stage, relevance of the Ramayana comes into the picture. It has under its possession a unique, moral and spiritual treasure capable of inspiring the whole human race. It may provide the right solution for almost all human problems and miseries. The aim of this publication is also to bring the nectar of world Ramayana conference to doorsteps of those who are keenly interested in the studies of Ramayana with a broader perspective. It is a matter of satisfaction that the publication is in your hands which has been released on the occasion of the 14th International Ramayana Conference (Houston, USA, May 23-25, 1997).
Lallan Prasad Vyas (Editor)
Lallan Prasad Vyas, Editor of the International Hindi Magazine 'Vishwa Hindi Darshan' is the author of 12 books in Hindi. He founded "Vishwa Sahitya Sanskriti Sansthan" in 1983 and as Secretary General, organised first International Ramayana Conference under its banner in 1984 at various holy Ramayana places in India followed by thirteen other such Conferences in eleven countries of the world. The countries included Thailand, Canada, Nepal, Mauritius, surinam, Belgium, Indonesia, Holland, China and U.S.A. -That means fourteen global Ramayana Conferences were held in a short span of only 13 years. It is still a continuing process. He also organised the first World Hindi convention at Nagpur (1975) and second in Mauritius (1976) as Assistant Secretary. he organised firstever International Conference on 'Ramayana in Asia'. in January 1971 in New Delhi as Secretary General. He has travelled round the world several times. He is editor of two famous english books- "The Ramayana: global View" and "Ramayana: Its Universal Appeal and Global Role". He has written hundreds of articles on literature, culture and international poiltics published in India and abroad. He has been interviewed on Radio and T.V. networks of India and other world countries. He has also editied dozens of souvenir-volumes in Hindi and English publisehd on the occasions of variuos global literary and cultural conferences in India and other countries.