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Torvey Ramayana

Shanti Lal Nagar (Author)
Synopsis The story of Rama has been dominating the Indian religious scene from the time immemorial. Though the scholars have tried to trace out the genesis of the story in fragments from the Vedic literature, but it goes to the credit of the Adikavi Valmiki to compose the theme in the form of a definite story of poetic excellence. With the composition of the work of Valmiki, its popularity went on increasing. Not only the same was played in audio-visual or performing arat, but soon as urge was developed by the people speaking different languages to listen to the story in their own languages. As a result of this the story was composed in different languages of the various regions, besides Sanskrit. A number of Ramayana stories were composed in the medieval period and possible Kamba Ramayana (Tamil) was composed in the fifteenth century A.D. in Kannada, by Torvey Narahari, the English version of which has been brought out and is likely to interest the readers.
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About the author

Shanti Lal Nagar

Shantilal Nagar, a graduate of the Punjab University, served in the curatorial capacity in the Central Asian Antiquities Museum, New Delhi, the Archaeological Museum Nalanda, and Archaeological Section of the Indian Museum, Calcutta for a number of years. He has to his credit the scientific documentation of over fifty thousand antiquities, in these museums, representing the rich cultural heritage of the country and comprising of sculptures, bronzes, terracottas, beads, seals and sealing, ancient Indian numismatics, wood work, miniatures and paintings, textiles and Pearce collection of gems, ranging from the earliest times to the late medieval period. He was awarded, in 1987, a fellowship, for his monograph on the Temples of Himachal Pradesh, by the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. He has authored more than 38 books.

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Bibliographic information

Title Torvey Ramayana
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176464554
length xxiv+456p., Index; 29cm.