The product of 15 years of hurt, reflection, doubt and desire, Colin James B Savage (his poetry moniker is CjBS) has produced this easily accessible, yet emotionally combative work. It documents the... More > journey from 'animus to persona' that each us faces. Now entirely remade, this is not a second edition, but a progression on the first, including CjBS's most recent wordcrafts.< Less
The product of 15 years of hurt, reflection, doubt and desire, Colin James B Savage (his poetry moniker is CjBS) has produced this easily accessible, yet emotionally combative work. It documents the... More > journey from 'animus to persona' that each of us faces. Now entirely remade, this is not a second edition, but a progression on the first, including CjBS's most recent wordcrafts.< Less
The original, extremely simple predecessor of 'Entirely Random Orderly Stones', this collection was a minor hit in small poetry circles in London. That encouragement led to the production of this... More > book, the culmination of assorted napkins, post-it notes and loose leaf that I had scribbled emotions, thoughts and dreams on for nearly 17 years.
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If Mahabharata's Bhagvad-Gita is taken as a philosophical guide, Ramayana's Sundara Kãnda is sought for spiritual solace. What is more, many believe that reading Sundara Kãnda or... More > hearing it recited would remove all hurdles and usher in good tidings! Well miracles apart, it's in the nature of Sundara Kãnda to inculcate fortitude and generate hope in one and all. After all, isn't it a depiction of how Hanuman goes about his errand against all odds! Again, won't it portray how Seetha, on the verge of self-immolation, overcomes despair to see life in a new light? Besides, how Hanuman's Odyssey paves the way for Rama to rescue his kidnapped wife!
One is bound to be charmed by the rhythm of the verse and the flow of the narrative in this sloka to sloka transcreation of Valmiki's adi kavya - the foremost poetical composition in the world. After all, it was the saga of Rama that inspired Valmiki the barbarian to spiritualize the same as Ramayana in classical Sanskrit!< Less
The spiritual ethos and the philosophical outlook that the Bhagvad - Gita postulates paves the way for the liberation of man, who, as Rousseau said, ‘being born free, is everywhere in... More > chains’. Equally it is a mirror of human psychology, which enables man to discern his debilities for appropriate redressal, but to the chagrin of the majority of the Hindus, it is proliferated with interpolations that legitimize the inimical caste system while upholding the priestly perks and prejudices.
This rendition seeks to restore to the Gita, its original character by ridding it of hundred and ten interpolations, which tend to keep the skeptics away from it. And ironically these muddle the understanding of the adherents as well. In the theatre of man as nothing surpasses the drama of war, the stage for unveiling the Gita’s unrivalled philosophy was set on the battleground of Kurukshetra at the threshold of the battle of Mahabharata.< Less
Bernard Shaw had stated that Islam is the best religion with the worst followers, didn’t he? But, if only, he could have read this book, he would have bemoaned how the Musalmans tend to be the... More > victims of the Islamic psyche, shaped by the proclivities of their prophet, vicissitudes of his life, attitudes of his detractors and the credulity of his followers, which the mechanism of their umma perpetuates.
Besides, this novel thought-provoking non-fiction depicts the ironies of the faiths that affected the fate of the peoples, eclipsed the cultures of communes, altered the course of history and afflict the politics of the day. It also examines how the sanaatana dharma came to survive in India, in spite of the combined onslaught of the Christianity and Islam on Hinduism for over a millennium. In essence, this book is for those who wish to be aware of the follies of their faith and the foibles of others to lighten the burden of dogma and reduce the baggage of prejudice.< Less