The Story of Manu is a bilingual reproduction of the Manucaritramu or the Manu Charitra, an early-sixteenth century poem by Allasani Peddana. This edition presents both the English translation and the original Telugu script.
Summary of the Book
In the early sixteenth century, Allasani Peddana, one of the great poets of the court of King Krishnadevaraya of Hampi, composed his magnum opus, the story of the great king Manu, the ruler of the first cosmic age. He explores the legends around Svarochisha Manu, blending imagination and popular myth into his poem. In doing so, he also presents a unique idea of what kingship symbolized during the time of King Krishnadevaraya, the ruler of Vijayanagara. Presenting a unique picture of the times, this book brings readers the first translation of the story of Manu into any language.
About the Translators
Velcheru Narayana Rao is an academic and a visiting professor at the Emory university where he handles South Asian Studies.
David Shulman is an academic and the Renee Lang Professor of humanistic studies at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem.
very nice bilingual edition - a landmark in indian classical literature publishing?
22 Jan, 2015
Purchase: The Story of Manu - Murty Classical Library
27 Apr, 2016
the title is good
19 Jan, 2015