About the Book:
A commentary on probably the world’s greatest book written so far that can, upon reading, bring the reader close to Self-Realisation, if not, Enlightenment.
The book, “Ashtavakra Gita”, was written originally in Sanskrit language and has been translated by various interpreters, each attempting to touch the original meaning of the aphorisms contained in the book. In this volume, the author provides a commentary to the aphorisms apart from translation of each from Sanskrit to English language.
Ashtavakra, a teenager, comes to the court of King Janaka to challenge and avenge his father’s defeat at a debate. In the end, he comes out with flying colours, surprising the King and all those present listening to the debate.
Do not read this book with any effort. All that is required of you is just to sit back and read the entire commentary.
About the Author:
Sushil Soni, b. 1956, did his MA English, from Hindu College, Delhi University, New Delhi, in 1979. Starting his career as a Sub-Editor/Reporter with United News of India (UNI), he represented both the UNI and Indian Express newspaper as Foreign Correspondent at London. He graduated from active journalism to magazinepublications, joining Media Transasia Group at Bangkok, as Editor of inflight magazines like Namaskaar and Royal Wings. He returned to India to edit and launch magazines like DASH, Soul Curry, Eternal Solutions and Hi-Flyers.
His first book of verses, Serving the Columns, was published in 1996. Since then, he has written several books, including Perceptions, Sushilsutram and Other Writings and Resolving the Myths. His horror story, Khoon Ka Rishta (Blood Relations), for which he wrote the screenplay, was telecast on Doordarshan National hookup in 1999. He lives with his wife and children in New Delhi.