|I must not forget to tender my thanks
to Sri K.V.S. Raghavan who undertook the laborious task of putting the book in clean
typescript for the press and completed the work with devotion and care.
Once again, I repeat my confession that in
the evening of my busy life during a great and eventful period of Indian history, the
writing of these two books wherein I have retold the Mahabharata and Ramayana, is, in my
opinion, the best service I have rendered to my people.
At any rate, they embody the best joy I
have experienced; for in these two books I helped our great sages to speak to our dear men
and women again in their own language, elevating their minds through the sorrows borne by
Kunti, Kausalya, Draupadi and Sita. The real need of the hour is a re-communion between us
and the sages of our land, so that the future may be built on rock and not on sand.