Sri A.Krishnan is a post graduate in Mathematics from Madras University. He studied in Sri Vivekananda College in Chennai and passed out in the year 1956, securing the first rank and gold medal. He hails from a family of eminent Sanskrit scholars.
He took up banking as his career spanning for 38 years. He served in State Bank of India rising to the level of Deputy Managing Director and retiring as Managing Director of State Bank of Mysore in the year 1996. He is aged 80 years presently.
He took up writing after retirement based on great Indian epics Ramayanam and Mahabharatham. His works are treatises undertaken after a great deal of research. He has succeeded in making the most truthful presentation of the originals, vouchsafing for their originality and purity. While his first work SRIMAD VALMIKI RAMAYANAM places before the readers the Sanskrit original of Sage Valmiki in simple English, PURE GEMS OF RAMAYANAM in English makes a detailed analysis of twelve characters of Ramayanam offering many rare commentaries, not known before. That was the English version of his RAMAYANA THOOMANIGAL in Tamil.
He published KRISHNA IN MAHABHARATAHM in Tamil delineating on the character of KRISHNA in Mahabharatham, dispelling some of the misunderstandings of Krishna’s deeds by the commentators and presenting the true picture and in their proper sequence. The present work is its English version. The highlight of this work is the treatment of SRIMAD BHAGAWAD GITA in a manner capable of easy understanding of the complicated philosophies underlying those great sermons of Lord Krishna, an internationally respected masterpiece.