Vishwadarshan, A Glimpse of the Universe (Paperback)

Vishwadarshan, A Glimpse of the Universe By Mahatma Ramratna Thapaliyal Cover Image

Vishwadarshan, A Glimpse of the Universe (Paperback)


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Vishwadarshan is an insight into the workings of life and the universe, its inception, creation, and cessation, received as a revelation by Mahatma Thapaliyal as a consequence of his seventeen-year-long penance in the Himalayas.
From the tiny ant living on Earth to intuitive revelations about the solar and lunar systems, this work touches various universal aspects. The seer brings a fresh perspective to how the ever-constant Supreme Consciousness and Prakriti together conceive the universe, in the form of Brahma and Saraswati, how sustenance of the universe is taken care of by Maha Vishnu and Maha Laxmi, and its ultimate destruction by Shiva and Mahakali.

Mahatma Thapaliyal's work comes highly recommended by the likes of Sri Aurobindo, Gurudev Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, and Madan Mohan Malaviya.

They, and others, considered this smriti to be unique in the annals of philosophy and spirituality. Rupa and A.K. Srikumar’ s lucid English translation makes this seminal work a must-read, particularly in this harrowing time when mankind is searching for its moorings.

Rupa Srikumar is a poet, translator and novelist. She has also written for radio and the stage. With her husband A.K. Srikumar, she translated Yasmin Khalid Rafi’ s Mohammad Rafi: My Abba – A Memoir (Westland) from Hindi to English. Her radio plays have been broadcast by AIR. Her adaptation of Jai Shankar Prasad’ s Hindi play Ajatasatru was staged in Delhi University some years ago. Rupa’ s first novel Mahaveer (jointly authored with A K Srikumar) was published by Rupa publications in 2019. A.K. Srikumar is a novelist, translator, poet and playwright. Srikumar also writes fiction for children. Most of his nine children’ s books won first or second prizes in the Children’ s Book Trust’ s annual competition. Operation Polo (1997) was adjudged the ‘ Best Children’ s Book of the Year’ . Some of Srikumar’ s poetry has been published by the Times of India. His play Bhishma was staged in Ahmedabad (1984). His short stories have been featured in Femina, Children’ s World, etc. Srikumar’ s novels The Wonderful World of Nilayam Swamy (1981) and Conversations with a Motor-cycle (1984) were published by Writers’ Workshop, Kolkata. His historical novel The Begum’ s Secret (Penguin, 2010) was long-listed for the Vodafone-Crossword Literary Prize. Srikumar’ s English translation of T.V. Varkey’ s Malayalam classic Maanju Pokunna Thalamurakal (The Vanishing Generations) was published in September 2017 and shortlisted for several awards. He has since also translated T.V. Varkey’ s novels Sooryante Maranam and Chhaaya into English. Srikumar’ s novel Mahaveer (jointly authored with Rupa) was published in 2019. A.K. Srikumar and Rupa live in Mumbai. Their son S. Shankar is a filmmaker and screenwriter, and daughter Rohini a Hindustani vocalist and social scientist.

Product Details ISBN: 9789354402845
ISBN-10: 9354402844
Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Pages: 288
Language: English