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This book pieces together the most important story of who they were, from where they came, their Kuladevatas, original habitats, customs and other important details. It categorically disproves the ancient hollow anecdotes based upon the mere mythical propositions and conjectural guesswork. The author would like to share the story with Chitpavans and well-wishers.
Dr Rosalind O’Hanlon, Professor of Indian history and culture, Oriental Institute, Oxford, who is researching in the Chitpavan Brahmins’ history, during a communication, informed me on the
underlying article on ‘The Roots Of Chitpavan Brahmins’ of which this book is a further elaboration that she found it most interesting and very much enjoyed, and learned from, all of the materials that this author had collected therein.
Sources-1: Research paper by Mr. N. S. Rajpurohit, An eminent archaeologist from Karnataka, on Talagunda inscriptions;
2. Mr. Korati Sri Niwas Rao's book on ‘Sri Raghavendra Charitra’ (Kannada);
3. ‘Vyadeshwaroda Mahakavya’ by Vishwanatha (Early 17th century AD)
4. Lele Kulavrittanta and
5. Samrata Pulakeshi’s Shila-lekha
This book, with annexures, comprises of the propositions about the prehistory of Chitpavan Brahmins. Most of the important scattered details have been put in place to stitch together the ancient and medieval history of Chitpavan Konkanastha Brahmins. At the same time, the author delves into their proto-history from the times of sage Agasti.