About the book :
The controversy about the Rama Setu has offered an opportunity to certain individuals to question even the historicity of Rama. Their approach is quite ingenious. If the very existence of Rama as a real-life person is denied, the question of there having been a Setu associated with him automatically does not arise. In this context, one cannot help quoting the learned Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu who recently raised two very interesting questions, namely ” Who is this Rama” ?? and “From which engineering college did he graduate ? ”
This book seeks to present archaeological facts, nothing but hard facts, in regard to the three more or less allied topics, viz.:
(i) Was Rama a figment of the imagination of a poet called Valmiki, or is there any evidence to suggest that he may have been a historical figure?;
(ii) Was there a temple in the Janma-Bhumi area at Ayodhya, prior to the construction of the Babari Masjid ? and
(iii) What are the credentials of Rama Setu ?
ISBN : 978-81-7305-345-0 ; Publisher : Aryan Books International ; Pages : 100 ; Hard Bound
About the Author :
A world-renowned archaeologist, Professor B.B. Lal was the Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India. His excavations cover a very wide range. At Kalibangan, Rajasthan, he unearthed a prosperous city of the Harappan Civilization. The excavations at Hastinapura have established that there was a kernel of truth in the Mahabharata, even though the epic is full of interpolations.
The excavations at Ayodhya have shown that the Ramayana too has a basis in history. In 1961 he conducted excavations in Egypt as well.
The President of India has honoured him with Padma Bhushan and in Padma Vibhushan in 2021.
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