Different Cultures Brought Together
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Vice President of India Mr. Mohd. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled “Suleiman Charitra – Kalyana Malla” translated from Sankrit to English by well-known translator of Sanskrit classic Mr. A.N.D. Haksar, former Diplomat at a function on March 18. Addressing on the occasion, the Vice President said that this book is the most fascinating exercise in cultural synthesis. Different cultures have been brought together. It will make people think of rich cultural legacy our country had. He congratulated the Translator and the publisher for such a valuable book.
This first-ever English translation of Suleiman Charitra, a delightful Sanskrit rendering of Hebraic and Arabic tales, elegantly brings together the east and the west. Kalyana Malla was an esteemed poet at the court of the Lodhi prince Lad Khan, in eastern Uttar Pradesh at the beginning of the sixteenth century who has rendered in classical Sanskrit a biblical story for his Muslim patron, a Lodhi prince of the sixteenth century, in this unusual intermingling of cultural traditions.