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SKR-sS K Ramachandra Rao (4 September 1925 – 2 February 2006) was an author, Sanskrit scholar, and professor of psychology.

His books, most of them in Kannada and English, deal with Indian culture, philosophy, art, music, and literature. They are based on research he conducted on ancient Indian texts and rare manuscripts. He was working on a 32-volume project on the rigveda in English at the time of his death.

The Prof. S. K. Ramachandra Rao Memorial Trust is now engaged in reprinting his books and publishing valuable material that he had worked on but had not been published in his lifetime.

To purchase books from the Trust, or for more information, please contact +91 (0)80 2656 3957 or send an email to profskr.trust@gmail.com.

UPDATE: LATEST BOOKS now available from the Trust (Revised prices as of 1st January 2019)

English books

  • The Three Acharyas – Sankara, Ramanuja and Madhva, Rs. 50
  • The Teachings of the Buddha, Rs. 100
  • Temples: Icons and Rituals, Rs. 100
  • Jainism in South India 130 pages, Rs. 100
  • Introducing Sanskrit Rs. 60
  • Adhyatma rasa ranjani, Rs. 20
  • The Hill Shrine of Tirupati, Rs. 200
  • The Saint of Sringeri, Rs. 200
  • Writings of Sankara’s Advaita, Rs. 400
  • Development of Psychological Thought in India, Rs. 500
  • Social Institutions among the Hindus and other writings, Rs. 300 (in printing)
  • Origins of Indian Thought and other writings, Rs. 400
  • The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Rs. 350
  • Writings on Buddhism, Rs. 200
  • The Message of the Bhagavad Gita (300 important verses), Rs. 350
  • The Indian Temple: Its Meaning, Rs. 250
  • The Enlightenment of Ashtavakra, Rs. 250  (in printing)
  • Pratima Kosha (The Encyclopedia of Indian Iconography) 6 Volumes (ebook), Rs. 700
  • Rgveda Darshana (A traditional interpretation in English) 13 volumes, Rs. 6000
  • Salagrama Kosha (Their significance in hindu tradition) 2 volumes, Rs. 2000
  • Art and Architecture of Indian Temples 3 Volumes, Rs. 2000

Kannada books

  • ಬದುಕಿಗೆ ಬೆಳಕು Rs. 130
  • ಅವಧೂತ Rs. 130
  • ದಂಡಿಯ ಅವಂತಿ ಸುಂದರೀ Rs. 70
  • ಬೋಧಿಯ ಬೆಳಕಿನಲ್ಲಿ  Rs. 100
  • ಶ್ರೀ ಪುರಂದರ ದಾಸರು Rs. 100
  • ವೇದದಲ್ಲಿನ ಕಥೆಗಳು Rs. 60
  • ಭಾರತದ ದೇವಾಲಯ Rs. 75
  • ಪೂರ್ಣಪ್ರಜ್ಞ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ  Rs. 100
  • ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮಾನುಜ ದರ್ಶನ Rs. 50
  • ಧರ್ಮ, ವೇದ ಮತ್ತು ವೇದಾಂತ Rs. 130
  • ಮೂರ್ತಿ ಶಿಲ್ಪ – ನೆಲೆ, ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆ Rs. 500
  • ನಮ್ಮ ಸಂಗೀತ ಮತ್ತು ವಾಗ್ಗೇಯಕಾರರು Rs. 400
  • ಈಶಾವಾಸ್ಯ ಉಪನಿಶತ್ Rs. 250
  • ಭರತಮುನಿಯ ನಾಟ್ಯಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ  Rs. 150
  • ವೇದ ವಾಜ್ಜ್ಮಯ ಮತ್ತು ಉಪನಿಷತ್ತುಗಳು Rs. 100
  • ಶಾಂತಳೆ – ನೃತ್ಯ ರೂಪಕ Rs. 40