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Memorable Characters From The Ramayana and The Mahabharata

Chandra Mauli Mani (Author)
Synopsis The Book introduces us to some major and minor characters in the great Epics – the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.  The author has been very selective in the process, highlighting their excellent qualities of the head and the heart as well as their exceptional achievements.  These characters, by dint of excellence in moral values, have universal appeal, being devoid of sectarian or dogmatic notions.

The author lays great stress on authenticity and has, accordingly, excluded characters of purely mythological import.  He has not been given to hero worship and has been critical of the failures, where apparent.  The Book further includes exalted characters, not so much in the lime light.

The Book, apart from being useful for the general reader, has something to offer even to the discerning reader, and, therefore, has wide appeal.  There are three Appendices, two of which are a store house of wisdom culled from famous dialogues of Yuddhishthira.  The third one acquaints us with the world – famous sculptures in the ancient temple at Prambanan, Java, Depicting scenes from the Ramayana.
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About the author

Chandra Mauli Mani

Shri C.M. Mani (b. 8.2.1929 at Basti in U.P., India) retired from Indian Railways as Additional General Manager, having previously held top positions, like Div. Rly. Manager and Chief Mechanical Engineer. The Author is settled in Lucknow, U.P., India. His major works are: Abridged Dictionary of Mech. Engg. Terminology in Hindi under the auspices of Commission for Scientific and Tech. Terminology, Govt. of India. Translation of a Sinclair Award winning novel Rich Like Us in Hndi under the auspices of Sahitya Akademi. Translation of a U.P. Govt. award winning Hindi book on education as Holistic Education. Gems from Shrimad Bhagavata. Fifty well researched articles for the Encyclopaedia of Hinduism and Indic Religions under publication in the U.S.A. Apart from the above, Translation of an award winning Hindi book on sociology as The Evolution of Ideals of Womanhood in Indian Society and a Hindi book on Triebs as Aboriginal Tribes of Northern India are in the pipeline.

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Bibliographic information

Title Memorable Characters From The Ramayana and The Mahabharata
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172112572, 9788172112578
length x+126p., 44 Illustrations; Glossary; Appendix; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.