Item Code: IDE692
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Language: With English Translations, Notes and Introduction
Size: 7.1" X 4.7"
Weight of the Book: 90 gms
Dharma Rakshamani K. Balasubramania Iyer (1892-1970) was the eldest son of V. Krishnaswamy Iyer (former Judge of Madras High Court). He translated from Sanskrit the Yaksha Prasna of Mahabharata into English for the series of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan publications.
He was a great scholar in Sanskrit and in Tamil and was learned exponent of the Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and Ramayana etc.
He was awarded the title of Dharma Rakshamani by His Holiness the Paramacharya of Kanchi Kamakoti in 1933. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 1967.
He was associated with the Madras Sanskrit College, Venkataramana Ayurvedic College, the Vivekananda College and A.M. Jain College. He was President of the Sanskrit President-President of the Music Academy and President of the Veda Dharma Patasala of Kumbakonam.
He was a member of Madras University, and the Editor of Kamakoti Pradeepam and the Journal of Oriental Research. He published in English and Tamil Vivaha Manthrarthangal and Upanayanam Manthrarthangal and was a member of the Madras Legislative Council for 16 years from 1951.
He was Secretary of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Madras Kendra, from its inception and later became Vice-Chairman.