Now Know What the Ancients did for us
CHENNAI: For those looking forward to seeing and learning the different aspects of Indian culture and tradition, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavans Kendra, Chennai might be the one best place to get detailed information and books regarding India’s immense wealth of spirituality and the country’s cultural art.
At a function at the Bhavans auditorium recently, four books on Indian culture, spirituality and tradition were released by N Ravi, editor-in-chief The Hindu and Vice Chairman Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra. The first copy was received by Justice S Jagadeesan, former judge, Madras High Court and member of Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra Committee.
The books — A study of the Hindu Science of Architecture and its Practice with special reference to Rajavallabha by Dr N R Dave, Srividyasara – Prasnottara – Malika by Dr Goda Venkateswara Sastri, Sree Krishnam Bhaja Maanasa by Sankaran and Parvathi Sankaran and Guru of Gurus by Indira Ramanathan were published by the Bhavan’s Book University Publications.
Justice Jagadeesan said that he felt honoured to receive the first copies. The entire contribution becomes an asset to the publication. I couldn’t find a particular word to thank him (K N Ramaswamy) who is behind the publication. I am sure that everyone will enjoy the fruit by reading their work.”
Author Goda thanked Bhavan’s particularly Ramaswamy (director of Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra), reiterating that Ramasamy was the person who suggested him to write a book in simple English so that it reaches many more readers.”
Sankaran paid tribute to his wife Parvathi, who unfortunately passed away before her work came into book form. “This book is dedicated to her,” he said acknowledging the efforts of his wife in the penning of Sree Krishnam bhaja maanasa.
N Ravi said, “This is a literary event of generosity and grace. It is our collective pleasure to release their books. These four books are about Indian culture.”
The event was attended by Ramaswamy, L Sabaretnam, chairman Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra, actor Neelu and many other members of Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra Committee.