With a foreword by Dr. Karan Singh; xxii, 273p., Gloss., 23 cm.
The book centers around the multiple levels of protocol i.e. social, political, spiritual and administrative, discernible in Tulsi's celebrated work. As geological excavations continue to reveal new facets of past civilizations; classical texts also yield fresh semantic dimensions when subjected to close and continuous study. The author, who has been in government service for long and is well conversant with protocol at high levels, is breaking new ground by concentrating on this subject in Sri Ramcharitmanas. He seeks to demolish the British contention that India lacked even primary concepts of protocol before their arrival.