Valmiki and Vyasa, as author of the two great Epic poems, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, have influenced cultural, artistic and religious life not only inb India, but in several other parts of the world. Writing in the post Vedic and Upanishadic period, they became the precursors of classical Sanskrit literature. Their works enjoy great popularity and provide inspiration for artistic creations in literature, drama and music, even today.
In the course of time, due to their hoary antiquity, their personalities have become shrouded in folkores and beliefs.
The present volume, written by well known scholars throw more light on their life and personality and give a readable account of the two sages.
About the seires
The object of the series is to offer the general reader authentic accounts of the life and work of the great figures since the earliest times who have contributed in large measure to the culture and thought of India and influenced the mind and life of its people. The series will include about 125 such names seers and philosophers, poets and dramatists, mystics and religious leaders, writers on science, aestheticians and composers.
The books are intended for the average reader who is keen to learn more about the past but who has no knowledge of details and is not interested in finer academic issues. Dr V. Raghavan, an outstanding Sanskrit Scholar and Indologist was the General Editor of the series.
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