Tamil scholars were all praise for A Krishnan, author and former MD, State Bank of Mysore at the release of two of his books—Maha Bharathathil Krishnan and Kamban Kanum Thirumal, here recently.
Maha Bharathathil Krishnan was released by R Mohan, emeritus fellow, Department of Tamil, Madurai Kamaraj University, and the first copy was received by Ervadi Radhakrishnan, editor, Kavithai Uravu.
Nirmala Mohan, retired professor of Tamil, Senthamil Kallori, Madurai, received the first copy of Kamban Kanum Thirumal from D Gnana Sundaram, retired professor of Tamil, Pachaiyappa’s College. Krishnan, who has already authored books on Ramayanam in English, has written these two books, covering various aspects in both epics. Maha Bharathathil Krishnan explores Lord Krishna’s role in Mahabharata, especially in the crucial battle of Kurukshetra. It contains accounts of all the incidents in which Krishna was involved.
The author states that the Pandavas could not have won the war without the support of Lord Krishna.
The second literary work by A Krishnan, Kamban Kaanum Thirumal, delves into the personification of Raman as Thirumal, the deity popularly worshipped by the people of Tamil Nadu. The author in his book has enumerated the songs and poems about Thirumal in the Vedas and Upanishads, along with their meanings and explanations. “The knowledge contained in this book is important, but I believe these books will help increase faith in Lord Krishna among readers,” said Krishnan, the author. The two books are published by Vanathi Pathipagam and each costs `300.