Birds of Ramayana

– Binding : Paperback
– ISBN13 : 9789383572830
– Language : English
– Publication Year : 2016
– Author: Mr. Bharat Bhushan
– Product Code: VPG16094


Birds have significant roles in the Ramayana. The epic progresses because of birds at crucial moments, such as the abduction of Sita by Ravana. Jatayu, Sampati and Garuda are vital for our receiving the Ramayana as it is now available to us. Were the two vulture-brothers,Sampati and Jatayu indeed vultures? Or, were they a superior race of warriors who had vultures as their totems? Krauncha, the crane in distress at the death of its beloved companion, provides the reason for the Ramayana being written. What is regarded as the first Ramayana is the rendition of the Ramayana by Kakabhushundi the sage-crow.The natural history of these five birds, Kakabhushundi, Krauncha,Jatayu, Sampati and Garuda is enlarged by their presence and roles within the Ramayana. Discover their stories anew with this collection of essays about the Birds of the Ramayana.

SKU: VPG16094
Bharat Bhushan is a biologist, birdwatcher, teacher, trainer who can be described as a lifelong eclectical and serendipitous vagrant in knowledge systems and within the mind. Presently Professor, Environmental Planning at YASHADA, he has a Masters and Doctorate in Field Ornithology from the Bombay Natural History Society, University of Mumbai. He rediscovered the Jerdon's or Double-banded Courser, a scrubland bird in the Eastern Ghats, nearly 86 years after its earlier record. A keen student about ancient knowledge systems and sciences of the Indian Subcontinent, Bharat Bhushan continually explores the convergence of contemporary science with the ancient spiritual stories, myths, folklore and renditions about the people and traditions of South Asia. Several popular blogs and social networking group pages disseminate his writings and essays about ancient knowledge. His recent book Katha Panduranga a Vishwakarma Publications title in Marathi, journeys within the minds of devotees and explores the sharp edge of bhakti. Bharat Bhushan lives and works in Pune.

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