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Book Title: The Ramayana (Annotated and Illustrated)|
The author of the book: C. Rajagopalachari
Edition: Vakya Books
Date of issue: March 9th 2015
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The Ramayana is one among the two greatest Hindu epics. It revolves around the life of Rama and his loved ones. Upon reading the Ramayana, one will realize that it portrays many ideal characters like the ideal wife, the ideal brother, the ideal servant, the ideal king and the ideal father. In the story, Rama’s beautiful wife, Sita, gets abducted by the King of Lanka, Ravana. From this point is where the most essential events unfold. The text consists of 24,000 verses in a total of seven books and 500 cantos. It is best known to spread knowledge about dharma and explores the concept to a great length. The Ramayana has influenced Sanskrit poetry and Indian culture. It is a tale that is told to every Hindu child during their growing years so as to make them aware of their religious roots and its strong values.
C. Rajagopalachari was an Indian lawyer, independence activists, politician, writer and statesman. He was the last Governor General of India and has served as leader of the Indian National Congress, Premier of the Madras Presidency and Governor of West Bengal.
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Read information about the authorChakravarti Rajagopalachari, informally called Rajaji or C.R., was an Indian lawyer, independence activist, politician, writer and statesman. Rajagopalachari was the last Governor-General of India. He also served as leader of the Indian National Congress, Premier of the Madras Presidency, Governor of West Bengal, Minister for Home Affairs of the Indian Union and Chief Minister of Madras state and as such, he rendered yeomen service to the nation.
Rajagopalachari founded the Swatantra Party and was one of the first recipients of India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. He vehemently opposed the use of nuclear weapons and was a proponent of world peace and disarmament. During his lifetime, he also acquired the nickname 'Mango of Salem'.
Rajaji was a great patriot, astute politician, incisive thinker, great visionary and one of the greatest statesmen of all time. He was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, hailed as conscious-keeper of the Mahatma.
Rajaji was closely associated with Kulapati Munshiji and he was among the distinguished founder-members of the Bhavan (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan). The Bhavan has published 18 books by him so far, the copyright of which he gifted to the Bhavan.
Rajaji wrote not only in English but also in chaste Tamil, his mother-tongue. He was at his best as a short-story writer.
Rajaji passed away in 1972 at the age of 94.
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