Union Minister for Corporate Affairs M. Veerappa Moily said here on Friday that he was writing ‘Srimudi Parikramana', an epic on Draupadi, a leading woman character of Mahabharata.

Second one

He said that it would be his second epic after he wrote the epic Sri Ramayana Mahanweshanam.

He said that his passion for writing had not dried out. “I have a passion to write more.” The book “Jadabharathana Kanasugalu” was one among the other books which had inspired him to write.

Mr. Moily who wrote Kotta, Thembare, Suligali, and Sagaradeepa earlier, said that time was the competitor for him and not human beings. He asked people to learn to manage time properly and also conquer time.

Gift

He said that concentration was a God given gift to him and he had the habit of observing everything in his surrounding.

He asked writers to concentrate and do “parakaya pravesha” into characters and feel them before writing on them. M. Veerappa Moily Sahityavalokana Samithi had organised the review of his literature.

Universally relevant

Earlier, at the inaugural session of the review the Vice Chancellor of Sanskrit University, Bangalore, Mallepuram G. Venkatesh said that Mr. Moily's Sri Ramayana Mahanweshanam was universally relevant though it was locally rooted.

Mr. Moily's earlier works “Kotta” about the Koraga community and “Thembare” about the Mogaveera and Billava communities were full of “deep truths”, Mr. Venkatesh said. He said that Mr. Moily's novels should be looked at with an “inter-cultural” lens. He said that all books should have a wide reach.

Importance

President of Kuvempu Bhasha Bharati Samshodhana Kendra, Bangalore, Pradhana Gurudutt said that Mr. Moily's version of the Ramayana was the only one in which Lakshman had been given a lot of importance.

Visiting Professor at Wurzburg University in Germany B. A. Vivek Rai released a book titled “Moiliyavara Adalitha Sudharana Tatwagala Vivechane” on the occasion.

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