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Shastri, H P

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1853-1931) Indian [ie Bengali] Sanskrit scholar and author whose Valmikir Jaya (publication data unknown: perhaps circa 1880; trans Ranjani Ranjan Sen as The Triumph of Valmiki 1909) features a robber-chief protagonist with Superpowers, who travels by unspecified means to a distant nebula. There he creates a replica of the Solar System which – acting as a Forerunner figure – he populates with human beings, creating a Utopia. [JC]

Haraprasad Bhattacharaya Shastri

born Khulna, Bengal, India [now Bangladesh]: 6 December 1853

died 17 November 1931


  • Valmikir Jaya (publication data unknown: perhaps circa 1880) [binding unknown/]

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