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Amaru: When Adi Sankara had to Learn the Art of Love

Amaru: When Adi Sankara had to Learn the Art of Love

by   Shobana Ravi (Author)  
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Amaru by Shobana Ravi recreates the tale of that transmigration. How did it all unfold? What were the consequences? How did it impact the family of the dead king resurrected to life? How did Sankara’s disciples prevent their Master’s body from being consigned to flames, while awaiting his return?

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ISBN 13 9798885750745
Book Language English
Binding Paperback
Total Pages 354
Release Year 2023
Publishers Garuda Prakashan  
Category Historical Fiction  
Weight 320.00 g
Dimension 13.97 x 21.60 x 2.10

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Review for AMARUby Shobana Ravi

[17/03, 1:45 pm] Seetha Sundararajan: AMARU a beautiful Novel by Shobana Ravi throws extensive light on Sri.Adi Sankara'sWill to learn the art of Love&Wordly pleasures,through transmigrationof his soul into the body of Vajraditya,the lesser known king of Kashmir,belonging to the Karakota Dynasty.This step is in consequence of his defeat in debate against the Mimamsakaraka erudite scholar couple,Mandana Mishra&Ubhaya Bharathi.The entire sequence of Sri.Adi Sankarar'ssmooth travel as Vajraditya till his success ,when Ubhaya Bharathi&Mandana Mishra accept defeat ,finally Sri Adi Sankarar ascending the Sharada Peetam forms the crux of the beautiful story line,full of suspense& thrill . [17/03, 4:20 pm] Seetha Sundararajan: The characterisation of Amrutavalli and Vajraditya add colour to the storyline.All the characters,some of them factual& some fictional go hand in hand in complimenting each other.The Nalanda University, which introduces some characters is very well portrayed to add spice to the story.On the wholeAdi Sankarar's soul transmigrating by yogic power and successfully getting back to rejuvenate his body to it's TRUE form as Adi Sankarar,the ascetic, is sure to win million hearts in admiration.
Review by - SEETHA SUNDARARAJAN, March 24, 2023
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The epochal debate between Jagadguru Adi Sankara and the erudite Mimansakaraka couple, Mandana Mishrra and Ubhaya Bharati of ancient Mahishmati, is a fascinating account, told many times. With his astounding commitment to truth, Adi Sankara had to undergo transmigration to seek out knowledge on the householder’s way of love and relationship, to eventually win the debate.

Amaru by Shobana Ravi recreates the tale of that transmigration. How did it all unfold? What were the consequences? How did it impact the family of the dead king resurrected to life? How did Sankara’s disciples prevent their Master’s body from being consigned to flames, while awaiting his return? Amaru takes you to that tumultuous time in history, visualizing the events as they may have transpired.

Partly fictional, Amaru stays close to the events recorded in Sankara Digvijaya by Madhava-Vidyaranya, presenting the Bharat of then—soaked in culture, splendour and a passion for learning, while valorously keeping invaders at bay—spanning the magnificent Karkota dynasty, the sacred Sharada Peetham, the scholarly Nalanda, and much more. In an exhilarating sweep, Amaru brings it all alive vividly—philosophical discussions, emotional upheavals and civilizational history—an action and intellectual thriller that is a page turner.

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