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Indica Books presents Author Q&A with Jijith Nadumiri Ravi
Book Discussion : Geography of Ramayana & Rivers of Rgveda
Geography of Ramayana
This book on the Geography of Rāmāyaṇa is a sequel to the book Rivers of Ṛgveda (ISBN 979-8-88530-307-1) which focused on the Geography of Ṛgveda. This book will be followed by an upcoming book on the Geography of Mahābhārata, thus completing a trilogy on the geochronology of Bhāratavarṣa. This book focus on the cities, towns, villages, kingdoms, regions, forests, mountain ranges, mountain peaks, rivers and lakes of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa. It highlights the Geography of Bhāratavarṣa as known to Rāma, Vālmīki, Agastya and others who lived in the Rāma Era. The book strictly adhere to the geographical data present in the Saṃskṛt Ślokas of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, and hence provides many surprising new insights on the Geography of Rāmāyaṇa.
Jijith Nadumuri Ravi has earlier done remarkable work on the geography of the Ṛgveda. He now follows this up with this volume, on the geography of Rāmāyaṇa, with a subsequent companion on Mahābhārata. – Dr Bibek Debroy
Geography of the Ramayana is a worthy successor to Jijith’s book Rivers of the Ṛgveda. His background in the sciences, literally as a rocket scientist, helps him to stick to data and logic. – Dr Koenraad Elst
What happened to the intervening Kuru Pāñcāla region, the heartland of Vedic culture, as the events of Rāmāyaṇa unfolded? Jijith carefully sifts the chronological strata in the Rāmāyaṇa and gives a coherent picture. – Vishal Agarwal
It is welcome to note this new book by Jijith – the 2nd of a trilogy – focusing on the geography of the Rāmāyaṇa. He adds to the corpus of knowledge with rich maps, ancient geographies, and histories. – Dr Raj Vedam
Rivers of Rgveda
Have you ever wondered what is really inside Rgveda? Do you know that apart from the names of the Devatas, Rgveda mentions hundreds of kings and sages by name? Do you know that it mentions more than 30 rivers? You may be familiar with many events in Ramayana and Mahabharata, but do you know about any interesting events mentioned in Rgveda? Most of the impressions about Rgveda are shaped by secondary information, and they seldom delve deep into the Rgvedic verses. This book is a geographical journey into Rgveda with the Rgvedic rivers as our primary guides. The book will take you through the rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Sarasvati, Sarayu and others. You will get familiarized with many Rgvedic events like the Dasarajna Battle, Varshagira Battle and so on and get a clear picture of the chronology of events mentioned in Rgveda and its connections with Ramayana and Mahabharata.