The Bridge to Lanka


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About the Book

Rather than dwell on the controversy over the existence of a causeway between India and Sri Lanka, The Bridge to Lanka takes us on a magical tour to experience some of the significant events that have been vividly set forth in the epic Ramayana.

The concept of a bridge to the island provides an ideal panorama for this journey.

The Epic says

It took five days for the army to complete the Bridge, with the expertise of Nila & Nala and guidance from Sagara. It was a curving Bridge covering thirty five kilometers over the sea, and from a distance appeared like an enormous forefinger pointing towards Lanka.

A Shiva Linga was consecrated at the base of the Bridge, before the army marched along the causeway towards Lanka.

The Question Remains

What was the purpose of this Bridge?

Whose idea was it?

When was it constructed?

From the email archives of Ramayana, The Bridge to Lanka tries to answer these questions, with graphic illustrations.

About the Author

Born and raised in India, Mr. R. Sudarshan Chari moved from Mumbai to seek greener pastures and exciting adventures abroad, which spanned over three decades. He is a strategist who has years of corporate experience with prestigious organizations based in exotic locales of Africa, Middle and Far East, South Asia and Europe.

Mr. Chari is at heart a family man with keen interest in ancient scriptures. A consummate story teller, he loves to enthrall his family & friends with folklores spiced with excitement, suspense and thrill based on his own real life experience and his perspective of life. He has been honored with the Golden Quill Award by the Lions Club International (Africa & South Asia), for excellence in journalism & editorials. He lives in Chennai with his family; they have a son and two daughters. He is currently working on his next project based on the puranas.

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