About the Book
The story of Ram is available in three hundred and fifty different languages of India and South East Asia.
This book examines the different interpretations of the Ram Katha and attempts to go beyond the surface of the events mentioned to look at the deeper concept underlying it.
The main subject i.e. the war between Ram and Rawan, is same but other descriptions vary greatly between the different versions. Due to lapse of thousands ofyears, difference in languages & areas such anomalies are quite natural. Therefore, Valmiki Ramayan has been taken as main base for this creation.
The purpose of this creation, is not to justify the abandonment of Sita or slaying of Shambook, but only to analyze the life and character of Ram on the basis of available matter. Depending upon, available knowledge and capacity, I tried to clear the confusions regarding Ram. This creation is devoted to youth, who are fond of English and hate their own culture.
About the Author
Anil Shrivastava was born in 1950. After graduating from Govt. Engineering College, Bilaspur, he worked as an Engineer. During his 33 years of service in MPEB & CSEB, he was mostly posted in Korba Thermal Power Plants. After his retirement as Chief Engineer (Gen.) he settled in Raipur (C.G.).
He has a profound interest in religious literature, Indian culture, archeology, history and geography, and has studied all the four Vedas, Purans, Manu Smriti, Vivekanand Literature, Buddhist & Jain literature along with the Quran Sharif and the Bible. This book is his debut and he plans to write further on Indian culture.
Hindus always revered BHAGWAN Ram as seventh incarnation of bhagwan Vishnu and construed him as an ideal, obeying & practicing all rules and regulations as avowed in religion. By the use of modern technology, birth of Lord Ram has been traced & established to 7000 years back.
Since then the legendry & charismatic personality, who was & is so popular and center of faith and worship among millions of people, is always reproached - by the blinkered followers, politicians, novice researchers, sychophants in a manner which - not only hurts directly the sentiments of believers/ followers but also refrains young generation from getting attracted towards the beauty and reality of Indian culture.
Incidents of recent past, where a renowned statesperson addressed to females in a meeting that Lord Ram is not a symbolic husband. To refute & as a matter of thought even Valmiki or Tulsidas or any other historian has ever claimed that Ram was a good husband.
I remember one more incident when a political party organized a procession abusing and insulting Ram's idol on dashhara festival. Their argument was that Ram attacked on south India and killed the king and the day is celebrated in north India, so they will reply in the same manner.
Modern youth remains in confusion between contradictory sayings and grand festivals related to Ram looking to the above problem, I decided myself to analyse the life and character of shri Ram, impartially and to put-up before youth and interested persons in simple language. This is the moto of this first creation with many mistakes being first effort, for which, I sincerely apologized before the authorities and devotees.