About the Book
Acharya Varahamihir''s Brihat Jataka, from time immemorial has been considered as the standard text book on Astrology. The commentries by Bhattotpala have made Brihat Jataka immortal and a standard work. The translation of this book is a monumental work in completing which, the difficulties of translating a beautiful, technical and suggestive work in Sanskrit had to be surmounted by hard labour, profound research, and want of adequate expressions. It is not merely a translation work, the ripe experience of Mr. Rao for over 60 years in the field of Astrology and his sound judgment on doubtful points have substantiated its value further.
About the Author
Prof. B. Suryanarain Rao (1856-1937), grandfather of Dr. B.V. Raman, Editor, The Astrological Magazine, was the first to pioneer astrological journalism in the country in the 19th century when he started the now internationally renoned The Astrological Magazine, in 1895. Prof. Rao was the author of Never-To-Be-Forgotten Empire; Hyder Ali or Sultan of Mysore The Astrological Self Instructor; Astrological Mirror; Astrological Primer; Karma and Chemistry; An Introduction to the Study of Astrology: Royal Horoscopes; Illustrative Horoscopes; Female Horoscopy. Besides, Prof. Rao translated into English several classical works like Brihat Jataka, Jaiminisutras, Jataka Chandrika, Satayogamanjari, Jatakakalanidhi, etc.