My father, born 1936, was brought up in Aundh. My siblings and I have been brought up on the stories of Aundh. Aundh is as much our Malgudi as Miraj (मिरज) is.
My son, as a part of his curriculum, visited Kirloskar Brothers factory at Kirloskarwadi on April 9 2015 where he was told how that industrial plant came about in year 1910 because of the then ruler of Aundh.
The Caravan January 25 2015 has an essay titled : TheStrange Library: A visit to the Academy of Sanskrit Research in Melkote
This post is not about the words in that essay but the picture- reproduced below- it carries.
courtesy: Kamat's Potpourri
My grudge with the essay is that it's NOT attributed to the artist who created it. It simply mentions Wikimedia Commons at the bottom of it.
This is sad.
The artist who created it is Balasaheb Pandit Pant Pratinidhi.
As I have mentioned on this blog a few times, we were lucky to have a copy of this pictorial Ramayana at home when we grew up and I always imagined Ramayana in those pictures.