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Fri 15 Jan 2021

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Launch of Four Books on “PURANAS”

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Anvita & Anika Agarwal

Authors, A Year with The Maha-Puranas

Anvita and Anika Agarwal read the abridged translations of the nineteen maha-Puranas over the course of a year. This is the book of questions and answers, of those nineteen books, thirty-eight reviews, and the year that went by. Anvita and Anika are sisters, separated in age by two-and-a-half years and in temperament by several yugas. They were twelve and ten, respectively, when they started reading the abridged translations of the Puranas (they are now sixteen and thirteen). When not reading the Puranas, they were busy attending school, reading other books, writing reviews of these books, publishing monthly book newsletters, learning painting, programming, and perfecting the art of driving their mother up the wall in the time that remained.

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Madhavendra Puri Das

Author of The Big Bang and the Sages

Madhavendra Puri Das has been a Vaisnava Monk since 1982. Thus, he has studied the Purāṇas in detail for many years. His avid reading in the fields of Physics, Geology and Paleontology enabled him to recognize the close correlation between Purāṇic accounts and those of modern science. Sidharth Chhabra has a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan in Information Science. He has studied Sanskrit from an early age, which allows him to read the Purāṇas in the original Sanskrit. That, combined with Sanskrit Natural Language Processing tools, enabled him to team up with Madhavendra Puri Das to discover that the Purāṇas anticipate sophisticated scientific data in a wide range of fields.

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Sidharth Chhabra

Author of The Big Bang and the Sages

Sidharth Chhabra has a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan in Information Science. He has contributed to conferences at MIT, the University of Washington, IIIT Hyderabad, the University of Paris, the University of Dublin and other universities. He has studied Sanskrit from an early age, which allows him to read the Purāṇas in the original Sanskrit. That, combined with Sanskrit Natural Language Processing tools, enabled him to team up with Madhavendra Puri Das to discover that the Purāṇas anticipate sophisticated scientific data in a wide range of fields.

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Sai Papineni

Author of Hymns of Harappa

Sai Papineni is a resident of Bangalore and a senior marketing professional in beverage-alcohol industry until he had decided to pursue his passion for ancient history. He is a bilingual author with published works in Telugu and English.

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Ganesh Swaminathan

Author of From The Beginning of Time

Ganesh Swaminathan is an engineer from IIT Delhi. He has had an interest in space science ever since he was in school. After completing his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, he spent most of his professional life in a multinational organization in the field of technology. About eight years ago, Ganesh developed an interest in the Puranas. He was fascinated by the insights the ancient text offered, particularly the parallels to space science. He has researched most of the Mahapuranas, besides other texts, in preparation for writing this book.