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Sunderkand translated in English: 100 year old man from texas took 10 years to complete the book

It was announced by Dr Sadanand Borse, editor of Rajhans Prakashan, Sanskrit expert and professor Sujata Awati and Harshad Karandikar at a press conference held in the city.

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Pune-based Rajhans Prakashan has published the English version of Sunderkand from Valmiki Ramayan, translated by 100-year-old Ramalingam Sarma from Texas.

It was announced by Dr Sadanand Borse, editor of Rajhans Prakashan, Sanskrit expert and professor Sujata Awati and Harshad Karandikar at a press conference held in the city. Pune-based Awati has also proofread Sarma’s work.

Sarma started writing this book when he was in his 90s and took about 10 years to complete it. The book is in the form of two volumes of 650 pages each and will be useful for research, as well as educational institutes, Sanskrit departments in universities.

A resident of Frisco, Texas Sarma has rewritten each shloka in the book with meanings of each Sanskrit word for easy readability.

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He has also provided a synopsis of what the shloka or verse is about, in English.

He described this translation as effort to help English readers understand Sunderkand in detail and enjoy Sanskrit as a language. The meaning of each verse is conveyed in simple, understandable and lucid English.

Each verse is broken into each word phrase. The transliteration adopted the method of going to the etymological meaning of each Sanskrit word and its meaning.

First published on: 02-09-2016 at 12:06:54 am
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