Early life[ edit ] Sharma was born in BarauniBegusaraiBihar. After that he kept on getting scholarships and even did private tuitions to support his education.
Early life[ edit ] Sharma was born in BarauniBegusaraiBihar. After that he kept on getting scholarships and even did private tuitions to support his education. Sachchidananda Sinhaa social reformer and journalist, broadened his mental horizon and firmly rooted him in the reality of rural India and thus strengthened his ties with the left movement and brought him into the front rank of anti-imperialist and anti-communal intellectuals of the country.
He served as professor and dean of the History Department at Delhi University from — He got the Jawaharlal Fellowship in He was the founding chairperson of Indian Council of Historical Research from — He has also been recipient of the K.
Jayaswal Fellowship of the K. His works have been translated into many Indian languages apart from being written in Hindi and English.
Fifteen of his works have been translated into Bengali. Apart from Indian languages many of his works have been translated into many foreign languages like Japanese, French, German, Russian, etc. In the opinion of fellow historian Professor Irfan Habib" D.
Sharma, together with Daniel Thornerbrought peasants into the study of Indian history for the first time. Essays in Honour of Professor R.
Sharma" Munshiram ManoharlalDelhi, Jaiswal Research Institute, Patna in Journalist Sham Lal writes about him, "R.
Sharma, a perceptive historian of Ancient Indiahas too great a regard for the truth about the social evolution in India over a period of two thousand years, stretching from BC to AD, to take refuge in a world of make-believe. Kosambi in the s, is acknowledged the world over — wherever South Asian history is taught or studied — as quite on a par with or even superior to all that is produced abroad.
Sharma are figures respected even in the most diehard anti-Communist American universities. They cannot be ignored if you are studying South Asian history. The development of the department of History, Delhi Universityowes a great deal to the efforts of Professor Sharma who radicalised it by converting it into a citadel of secular and scientific History and waged an all out war against communalist historiography.
Barpujari Award inhas now become the symbol of secular and scientific approach to History. Full of compassion, he has been a constant source of inspiration to his pupils and other younger scholars.
While he has been all warmth to his friends, he is extremely decent and generous to his detractors. His qualities of head and heart make him a truly great man. Please make it easier to conduct research by listing ISBNs. Kosambi to analyse the developments in the socio-economic sphere in the late ancient and medieval periods of Indian history.
Barpujari award instituted by the Indian History Congress. A Study in Feudalisation Orient Longman,he further rebutted the objections of his critics point by point. Although chapter 85 of the Vishnu Smriti lists as many as 52 places of pilgrimage, including towns, lakes, rivers, mountains, etc.
Because of this, ideas of an epic age based on the Ramayana and Mahabharata have to be discarded I for drawing too close parallels between European and Indian feudalism. Wink writes that R.The Ramayana study guide contains literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
About The Ramayana The greatest Indian epic, one of the world’s supreme masterpieces of storytelling A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian.
In addition to his novels, Narayan has authored five collections of short stories, including A Horse and Two Goats, Malguidi Days, and Under the Banyan Tree, two travel books, two volumes of essays, a volume of memoirs, and the re-told legends Gods, Demons and Others, The Ramayana /5(5).
Narayan's The Ramayana is a nice modern prose retelling of the longer Indian epic originally written in verse. It serves as a wonderful introduction to Indian culture, values, mythology, and spirituality/5. The Ramayana-Chapter 2 1. Translation: R.K. NarayanTHE RAMAYANA CHAPTER 2 “THE WEDDING” 2.
PLOT Rama, Laskhmana, and Viswamithra travel to Mithila to meet the King of Janaka. Sita, the King’s daughter, and Rama’s eyes meet from afar and they feel in instant attraction.
They do not speak to each other and do not know who each other are. R. K.
Narayan in:The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic, Penguin, 29 August , Review While some religious texts may remain static over time, the Ramayana epic has been retold in a variety of ways over the centuries and across South Asia.