In search of my able Editor

A seeker wrote… Hello Nileshji I read both of your earlier books (MBH and Rama). As you are getting ready to publish the next book and there is still time, I would like you to get some good editing support. The final effect should be more polished. It was an eye-opener for me to read…

The Epoch of Ramayana

A reader wrote…. “Just now completed reading both of your books. It was an awesome experience. I had that ‘Ah ha’ moment reading the chapter on ‘The Epoch of Arundhati’. I did have my ‘ah ha’ momement with Ramayana book, too. Still I had hoped (and still hope) there was just one verse or something…

Sugriva – Vali Dual : First Round

First dual between Sugriva and Vali took place on 21 September 12210 BCE. A lone astronomy reference exists for this particular dual Valmiki described this fight between two brothers, as they rushed towards each other, as if to finish the fight before impending sunset, and compared them to a clash between Mercury and Mars. If…

Sarasvati of Ramayana

Valmiki Ramayana mentions eastward flowing river Yamuna and river Yamuna merging with Ganga. It was a big river in its own right and Laxman had to build a raft in order to cross the river. Valmiki Ramayana also mentions westward flowing Sutlej (Shatudri). Thus it appears that significant portion of water flowing in rivers Yamuna…

The Year when Rama smelt a Rose

“These scholars are able to accurately date, to the year, month and day, the exact moment when Rama crossed his garden, bent down towards a rose bush (assuming rose bushes enter into the Ramayana scenario), plucked a rose and smelt it” – A (rational) Indian writer (wryly) wrote in private mail to Shri Shrikant Talageri…

Early feedback for The Historic Rama (now available in India)

It was a fascinating ride. The pictures helped enormously. It is funny, logical, unapologetic, interesting, thought-provoking and most importantly, it requires a higher amount of reader participation. This is not a book for reading before bed or in a leisurely mood. This book is best read with a pen and a paper nearby. — Congratulations…