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Ramesh Menon

This covers a big part of Hindu mythology, and it is better to approach it as a fictional novel rather than philosophical as that gets pretty confusing. With all that in mind, here’s my review. There are many incidents in the BP as well as in the Mahabharata where something happens specifically because someone was having sex, and the text tells you as much.

Views Read Edit View history. I found myself reading the verses and skipping most of the commentary, and found myself wishing for a translation that lacked that commentary and included the R rated details that I felt certain Srila Prabhupada was leaving out. The Siva Purana RetoldDevi: Ridhima rated it did not like it Jun 20, You may not find the same lucidity, clarity and smoothness in this book.

He must have had more money than Joel Osteen. I realised the answers are in the ancient scriptures which are all in Sanskrit ,a language I am ignorant of.

Ramesh Menon born 20 September is an Indian author of several literary renderings in modern English prose of classical works from the ancient Hindu tradition.

The Bhagavata Purana by Ramesh Menon

They say she must have worshipped him raemsh. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There’s a footnote to say this is the only possible reference to Radha nhagavata the text. And notably, this book was written entirely for men. Suddenly analytical philosophy comes into the stories, rather than letting the rather obvious metaphors speak for themselves. Where Menon adds sexual incidents is of course in the stories of the love of the gopis. Also, the Bhagavat Purana distorted the battle of Kuruksetra and claimed Dritharashta and Duryodhana were evil and horrible, when in the original story they really weren’t, uprana Balarama even favoured them and was devastated at the war.


Sriram rated it it was amazing May 27, You take these things for granted when you’re raised with them from birth and they’re all you’ve ever known to be ‘tru This review requires background. Keyur Shah Certified Buyer 19 Feb, This is an excellent translation, taking the original mnon and converting it into easily readable prose. There is lots of repeatation in describing the importance of this Purana.

English, Paperback, Menon Ramesh. This review requires background. Certified BuyerChandigarh. Christine rated it liked it May 26, At the ramwsh of the war, he was furious with Krishna for supporting it.

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July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Return to Book Page. Retrieved from ” https: The key texts are the Bhagavad-Gita and the Bhagavatam. Open Preview See a Problem?

A Modern Rendering 2 volumesKrishna: I would have read it and probably never would have visited the Evanston Hare Krishna temple or done any of the foolish things described in my own memoir of those days. The problem with this book is that it is not a simple, literal translation, but it is marketed as such.


All these women were married to other men, by the way, but that’s okay too, because Krishna is God. When I finally reached the last page, I was expecting more.

If a sincere spiritual bhaagavata took them as anything else, there are plenty of Bibles around where he can read the original story. Oct 08, Masen Production rated it it was amazing.

There were endless wet t-shirt scenes – Krishna splashing the women with water so their nipples would stand out, and all the other men getting off on watching.

In the Mahabharata, Balarama was a completely different character.

Ramesh Menon (writer)

The best thing about this book is that the author has just translated it for us and not included his interpretation. Siva, Vishnu and Brahma are from an era of sabianism. Ramseh with This Book. The Infinity of Grace [1] Penguin and Madhuram Gayathi yet to be published by Vijayan’s estate after his demise in Kannan T rated it it was amazing Sep 10, Sep 27, Bhakta Jim rated it it was ok. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

He developed an informal guru-sishya relationship with the great Malayalam novelist OV Vijayanand translated two of his master’s novels into English: