Author: I K Sarma
Publisher: Sundeep Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185066051
In this collection of letters, one finds the author presenting the chronology and religious setup of the Hindu society right from the Vedic times. The main aim is to provide the much-needed background of Hindu culture and ethos to the church missionaries and administrators of the East India Company, who were themselves not acquainted with the Indian heritage.
Volume 1 of the work contains a detailed account on the epic and Puranic heroes and the connected mythology. There is also a comparative analysis of Hindu and Egyptian (Hebrew) and Chinese mythologies. The origin of the human ages, and the Hindu Kalpas, Manvantaras and Yugas has been extensively dealt with. The second volume has interesting accounts on the origin and manifestation of Puranic gods from Hindu as well as West Asian mythologies.