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Book – Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanam by M. Veerappa Moily – English Translation

The book titled Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanam by M. Veerappa Moily attempts to explore the true principles in the Epic Ramayana - a quest for the principles governing a Ram Rajya – the welfare state. Dr M. Veerappa Moily is a distinguished political leader in India. He is a member of the Indian National Congress party and is currently Minister of Law and Justice in the Government of India.

Originally written in Kannada, this current English version consists of two volumes and runs into volumes run into 1,700 pages.

Retaining the original storyline of Ramayana, Dr Veerappa Moily introduces modern characters in the narrative. Thus we have the main characters in the Ramayana expressing anguish and trying to change some of major issues faced by the society and country.

In the book, Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanam, it is Lakshman, the brother of Lord Ram who is the real hero.

Dr Veerappa Moily says

“Lakshmana was responsible for driving the Ramayana. He is the real hero. Without Lakshmana, Rama would not have been able to move. That is the reason, I adore him. My Ramayana should have been named Lakshmanayan,” the minister said.

Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanam A set of two volumes
By M. Veerappa Moily
Published by Rupa Publications
Price – Rupees 1500/-

The book is available online at Rupa Publications