Ravana the hero of Lanka had a great personality which had its own importance in the story of the Ramayana. In fact several heroic and valorous episodes are attributed to him in the Ramayana in which he is depicted as an extremely strong, stubborn willful and unshakable king of Lanka. Inspite of the being a man of wisdom bravery well vered in all the scriptures it is the abouction of Sita, the spouse of Rama, which resulted in his downfall and ultimate death.
Shantilal Nagar, a graduate of the Punjab University served in the curatorial capacity in the Central Asian Antiquities Museum New Delhi the Archaeological Museum Nalanda and Archaeological Section of the Indian Museum Calcutta for a number of years. He has to his credit the scientific documenting of over fifty thousand antiquities in these museum representing the rich cultural heritage of the country and comprising of sculptures bronzes terracotta beads seals and sealing ancient Indian numismatics wood work miniatures earliest times to the late medieval period. He was awarded in 1987, a fellowship for his monograph on the temple of Himachal Pradesh by the Indian Council of Historical Research New Delhi. He was authored more than fifty books.
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