Author(s): P Lal
Presents Hinduism's core sacred text that is a dialogue of and on dharma. This book enshrines the essential values of the Vedic, Upanishadic and epic traditions - shruti (the revealed) and smriti (the remembered). Its structure is informal question and answer; its mode is enquiry and search; its goal is self-discovery and spiritural illumination.
Purushottama Lal--poet, critic, transcreator of Sanskrit, Hindu, Bengali and Punjabi texts--is Professor of English at St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, since 1953. The recipient of the Padma Shri in 1970, he was also honoured with a D. Litt. By Westminster College in 1977.