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Hanuman Ji (His Vanars and His Lanka)
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The story of Sri Ram an Hanuman Ji has been subjected to much distortion and malign political abuse.

During the British Raj mainly in the 1800s divisive were floated to the effect that the north Indians were Aryans and the south Indians and Sri Lankans were Dravidians. The story of Sri Ram The Ramayan was sought to be shown as a conflict between the two the Vanars were portrayed as a primitive if not as monkeys.

In view of the mistreatment of the Ramayan this book asks.

Who was Hanuman Ji? Who were the Vanars? Were they monkeys? Or were they a primitive tribe? Or neither? Where was kishkindha? In Karnataka? Where was Ravan’s Lanka? It is the same as modern Sri Lanka who were the Rakshases were they what we now call Dravidians? Did they speak a Dravidian language were they all evil id nor demonic as well were they dark skinned and what kind of a person was Ravan the king of eh Rakshas clan?.

Ours is not a revisionist version of the story of Shri ram and his devotee Hanuman Ji indeed it is accounts that deviate form Valmkiji’s Ramayan that are.

 

From the Jacket

Sri Ram is the most popular deity among the Hindus Hanuman Ji is his gates devotee and also the keeper of the gates that lead to Sri Ram. The devout believe that the only way to reach Sri Ram is through Hanuman Ji. That Hanuman ji and the Vanars were monkeys is a belief that has been with the Hindus at the folk level for centuries perhaps for more than three thousand years.

This Books Asks:
1) Who was hanuman ji? Was he a person given t deep reasoning or a simple monkey like creature? Beliefs about a deity who might have been Hanuman ji have been traced to the earliest Hindu scriptures the Rig Ved Downwards.

2) Who were the Vanars? If they were monkeys how come their women looked like Human women and did not have tails? Were the tails of the male Vanars mere ornaments?

3) Where was Kishikindha? Most devout Hindus believe that it was in present day Karnataka but the original Ramayan says that it was north of the Vindhya Range of hills.

4) Where was Ravan’s Lanka’s? Was it the same as modern Sri Lanka? All the Ramayans say that it was southwest of India and a hundred yojans from the nearest peninsular shore.

5) Who were the Rakshases? If they were Dravidians and the Dravidians are a linguistic group not a race why did they not speak a Dravidian Language? 6) What kind of person was Ravan the king of the Rakshas clan? He had in the past too abducted women and married them. This book at the good as well as within him.

 

About the Author

Parvez Dewan can send you to sleep about Hanuman Ji. After translating into English verse the hanuman Chalisa of Goswami Tulsi Das with a commentary on each verse of that noble prayer book he wrote the book of Hanuman (2004, Viking Penguin) which summarized the story of Sri Ram’s principles lieutenant as told in Valmiki ji’s Ramayan.

Parvez has also put together a detailed biography of Hanuman ji based on the various Ramayans of India South east Asia Tibet and East Asia.

Parvez was educated at St Stephen’s college Delhi and the university of Cambridge and was later elected a visiting research fellow of Queen Elizabeth house Oxford.

At St Stephen’s he was the president of the college Union society and was awarded the L. Raghubir Singh History Prize for ranking first in his BA (Hons) class at Cambridge he won the Jennings prize in 1987 for obtaining in the developing studies class. He was the senior Treasurer of the C.U (Cambridge university) friends of the earth and was also active with the C.U green party and the C.U Mystics.

Parvez is an officer of the Jammu & Kashmir cadre of the Indian Administrative service.

 

Contents

 

The Story of Sri Ram and Hanuman Ji 9
The Exile of Lord Ram 10
The Abduction of Sri Sita Ji 13
Was Jatayu a Bird? 16
Sri Ram and Lakshman look for Sita Ji 16
The issue covered by this book 19
Who Was Hanuman Ji? 21
The Rig Ved and the Brahm Puran Vrishakapi 22
Hanuman ji in the Veds: claims made by secondary sources 24
Hanuman Ji some important dates 25
How when and why Hanuman ji is worshipped 28
What do devotees pray to Hanuman Ji for? 30
What Hanuman Ji stands for 37
Hanuman ji turns the tide of events 38
The Master of senses 41
What Hanuman ji Symbolizes/ A spiritual interpretation of the story of Ram 41
Vayu the symbol of selflessness 44
Hanuman ji relationship with Sri Ram as viewed by different scholars 47
The only perfect Sanyasi 47
The Qualities of Hanuman Ji 47
Responsibilities towards mankind 47
A Bridge between denominations 48
Hanuman Ji’s relative importance 48
Hanuman Ji as an ally of Ravan! 50
Iconography 50
How idols of Hanuman Ji should be installed 59
Famous temples 59
Women 62
Lanka The Rakshases and Ravan 63
1. The evidence of the valmiki Ramayan 66
Was the Lanka of the Ramayan the same as Sri Lanka? 66
Location 66
Geography 66
Vegetation 67
Sacred Trees 67
Lanka was in a Seismic Zone 67
2. The Evidence of other sources 68
Was Lanka a land of savages? 73
Technology 74
Affluence 74
Architecture 74
The Rakshases 79
Is Rakshas a generic word? 80
Were all Rakshases evil? 80
Praise of the Rakshases 83
The Jet set (Literally) 84
Culture 88
Intelligence 88
The Sciences 88
Black magic 88
Cannibals? 88
Were the Rakshases Non- Aryans? 89
Brahmin Rakshases 90
People are not born Rakshas 90
Their physical Features 91
A cosmopolitan population 91
Matrimonial Relations 91
The Same deities the same faith 91
Sanskrit names 93
Sita ji and Vibhishan and Called unarya 93
Ravan 95
Was Ravan all evil? 96
Negative 96
The Stud 96
His physique 96
His ancestry (and that of the other Rakshases) 98
Sri Ram praises Ravan 101
His learning and his caste 101
The Kshatriya Ravan 101
Ravan and Vedic Rituals 101
Who were the Vanars? 103
1. The evidence of the Valmiki Ramayan 104
Were they monkeys? 104
Their rituals the coronation of sugriv 107
Customs 108
Political institutions 108
Social stratification 108
Town planning and architecture Kishkindha the Vanars capital 108
The Vanars palace 110
The Royal vehicle 110
Their bodies 110
Their Clothes 111
Intelligence and scholarship 111
The Clincher 113
Food Habits were they vegetarians? 113
Were the Vanars Dravidians? 114
The Unarya Sugriv 117
Language 117
Names 117
Race/color of skin 118
Were they merely a different ethnic group? 118
Were the Vanars at least south Indians? 121
At the very least did sugriv’s clan live in south India? 122
2. The Evidence of sources other than Valmiki Ji 125
Va Nar? 130
Glossary 133
Bibliography 136
Index 137

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Hanuman Ji (His Vanars and His Lanka)

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The story of Sri Ram an Hanuman Ji has been subjected to much distortion and malign political abuse.

During the British Raj mainly in the 1800s divisive were floated to the effect that the north Indians were Aryans and the south Indians and Sri Lankans were Dravidians. The story of Sri Ram The Ramayan was sought to be shown as a conflict between the two the Vanars were portrayed as a primitive if not as monkeys.

In view of the mistreatment of the Ramayan this book asks.

Who was Hanuman Ji? Who were the Vanars? Were they monkeys? Or were they a primitive tribe? Or neither? Where was kishkindha? In Karnataka? Where was Ravan’s Lanka? It is the same as modern Sri Lanka who were the Rakshases were they what we now call Dravidians? Did they speak a Dravidian language were they all evil id nor demonic as well were they dark skinned and what kind of a person was Ravan the king of eh Rakshas clan?.

Ours is not a revisionist version of the story of Shri ram and his devotee Hanuman Ji indeed it is accounts that deviate form Valmkiji’s Ramayan that are.

 

From the Jacket

Sri Ram is the most popular deity among the Hindus Hanuman Ji is his gates devotee and also the keeper of the gates that lead to Sri Ram. The devout believe that the only way to reach Sri Ram is through Hanuman Ji. That Hanuman ji and the Vanars were monkeys is a belief that has been with the Hindus at the folk level for centuries perhaps for more than three thousand years.

This Books Asks:
1) Who was hanuman ji? Was he a person given t deep reasoning or a simple monkey like creature? Beliefs about a deity who might have been Hanuman ji have been traced to the earliest Hindu scriptures the Rig Ved Downwards.

2) Who were the Vanars? If they were monkeys how come their women looked like Human women and did not have tails? Were the tails of the male Vanars mere ornaments?

3) Where was Kishikindha? Most devout Hindus believe that it was in present day Karnataka but the original Ramayan says that it was north of the Vindhya Range of hills.

4) Where was Ravan’s Lanka’s? Was it the same as modern Sri Lanka? All the Ramayans say that it was southwest of India and a hundred yojans from the nearest peninsular shore.

5) Who were the Rakshases? If they were Dravidians and the Dravidians are a linguistic group not a race why did they not speak a Dravidian Language? 6) What kind of person was Ravan the king of the Rakshas clan? He had in the past too abducted women and married them. This book at the good as well as within him.

 

About the Author

Parvez Dewan can send you to sleep about Hanuman Ji. After translating into English verse the hanuman Chalisa of Goswami Tulsi Das with a commentary on each verse of that noble prayer book he wrote the book of Hanuman (2004, Viking Penguin) which summarized the story of Sri Ram’s principles lieutenant as told in Valmiki ji’s Ramayan.

Parvez has also put together a detailed biography of Hanuman ji based on the various Ramayans of India South east Asia Tibet and East Asia.

Parvez was educated at St Stephen’s college Delhi and the university of Cambridge and was later elected a visiting research fellow of Queen Elizabeth house Oxford.

At St Stephen’s he was the president of the college Union society and was awarded the L. Raghubir Singh History Prize for ranking first in his BA (Hons) class at Cambridge he won the Jennings prize in 1987 for obtaining in the developing studies class. He was the senior Treasurer of the C.U (Cambridge university) friends of the earth and was also active with the C.U green party and the C.U Mystics.

Parvez is an officer of the Jammu & Kashmir cadre of the Indian Administrative service.

 

Contents

 

The Story of Sri Ram and Hanuman Ji 9
The Exile of Lord Ram 10
The Abduction of Sri Sita Ji 13
Was Jatayu a Bird? 16
Sri Ram and Lakshman look for Sita Ji 16
The issue covered by this book 19
Who Was Hanuman Ji? 21
The Rig Ved and the Brahm Puran Vrishakapi 22
Hanuman ji in the Veds: claims made by secondary sources 24
Hanuman Ji some important dates 25
How when and why Hanuman ji is worshipped 28
What do devotees pray to Hanuman Ji for? 30
What Hanuman Ji stands for 37
Hanuman ji turns the tide of events 38
The Master of senses 41
What Hanuman ji Symbolizes/ A spiritual interpretation of the story of Ram 41
Vayu the symbol of selflessness 44
Hanuman ji relationship with Sri Ram as viewed by different scholars 47
The only perfect Sanyasi 47
The Qualities of Hanuman Ji 47
Responsibilities towards mankind 47
A Bridge between denominations 48
Hanuman Ji’s relative importance 48
Hanuman Ji as an ally of Ravan! 50
Iconography 50
How idols of Hanuman Ji should be installed 59
Famous temples 59
Women 62
Lanka The Rakshases and Ravan 63
1. The evidence of the valmiki Ramayan 66
Was the Lanka of the Ramayan the same as Sri Lanka? 66
Location 66
Geography 66
Vegetation 67
Sacred Trees 67
Lanka was in a Seismic Zone 67
2. The Evidence of other sources 68
Was Lanka a land of savages? 73
Technology 74
Affluence 74
Architecture 74
The Rakshases 79
Is Rakshas a generic word? 80
Were all Rakshases evil? 80
Praise of the Rakshases 83
The Jet set (Literally) 84
Culture 88
Intelligence 88
The Sciences 88
Black magic 88
Cannibals? 88
Were the Rakshases Non- Aryans? 89
Brahmin Rakshases 90
People are not born Rakshas 90
Their physical Features 91
A cosmopolitan population 91
Matrimonial Relations 91
The Same deities the same faith 91
Sanskrit names 93
Sita ji and Vibhishan and Called unarya 93
Ravan 95
Was Ravan all evil? 96
Negative 96
The Stud 96
His physique 96
His ancestry (and that of the other Rakshases) 98
Sri Ram praises Ravan 101
His learning and his caste 101
The Kshatriya Ravan 101
Ravan and Vedic Rituals 101
Who were the Vanars? 103
1. The evidence of the Valmiki Ramayan 104
Were they monkeys? 104
Their rituals the coronation of sugriv 107
Customs 108
Political institutions 108
Social stratification 108
Town planning and architecture Kishkindha the Vanars capital 108
The Vanars palace 110
The Royal vehicle 110
Their bodies 110
Their Clothes 111
Intelligence and scholarship 111
The Clincher 113
Food Habits were they vegetarians? 113
Were the Vanars Dravidians? 114
The Unarya Sugriv 117
Language 117
Names 117
Race/color of skin 118
Were they merely a different ethnic group? 118
Were the Vanars at least south Indians? 121
At the very least did sugriv’s clan live in south India? 122
2. The Evidence of sources other than Valmiki Ji 125
Va Nar? 130
Glossary 133
Bibliography 136
Index 137

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