The First Book Talk Event was held on 12th July 2017
To inculcate the reading habit and also to facilitate people to share the knowledge with others, library has initiated “Book Talk” event.
The first book talk event was held on 12th July 2017, Honorable Vice Chancellor Prof. Avadhesh Singh had delivered talk on “Valmiki Ramayana as a site of Knowledge”.
With his vast knowledge on this great epic, in depth insights on Valmiki Ramayana enlightened us explained us somethings which we were heard of first time.
Dr. Singh has begun his talks on time period of Ramayana and said there is a little documentation about the life of Valmiki, historian and scholars have used the Ramayana to decipher the time period in which he lived. Scholars have narrowed down to around fourth century BC. Dr. Awadesh Singh has also introduced us the different versions of Ramayana popular in different parts of India like, Tulsi-Krta Ramayana of Gujarat, Saptakanda Ramayana of Assam, Kannassa Ramayana of Kerala and many more.
How sage Narada arrived at the hermitage of Valmiki to enlighten him, after this forest hunter Valmiki has become Maharishi Valmiki who authored epic Ramayana into 24000 verses divided into seven kandas and 500 sargas. The verses are written in a 32 syllable meter called Anustubh””. He also mentioned about Valmiki is first known literary genius and he has given the title the Adikavi.
He also explained how Valmiki Ramayana gave readers a chance to experience ancient Dharma culture and portrayed by various elements and values. He has narrated how the epic explored ideal relationships among mankind, the ideal man, and the constant battle between good and evil, relationships between father and son; brother and brother, friend and friend, and wife and husband.
Dr. Awadesh Singh has also narrated the events of Rama’s exile to forest and Rama ‘s quest for knowledge led him to visit sages lives in forest. During the journey to forest he visited Bhardwaj Muni Ashram to seek his guidance where to say in the Forest. Bhardwaj has advised him to live chitrakut. The best part of Rama being King he never complained about his exile. Raman even praised Kaikayee who is the prime reason for his exile after his return from exile.
The depiction of characters of Ramayana reflecting the moral values prevailed in that yuga. Though there are several versions Ramayana’s written by great poets, Valmiki Ramaya remains authentic source of epic Ramayana.
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