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