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April 4, 2017

Goodreads Competition winners- Copies in the post

Filed under: Sriyogi Books and Publications — Yogeshwar Shastri @ 10:50 am

Dear all,

Congratulations to all those who won a print copy of “Indrajit-Siege of Kamboja” and thanks to all those who participated.

The first batch of copies was posted today to readers in India.

Rest  of the world will be posted tomorrow as customs forms need to be filled out. Overseas readers please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Thank you for your patience.



March 18, 2017

Print book giveaway: Indrajit Siege of Kamboja

I am giving away 20 copies of “Indrajit -Siege of Kamboja” on Goodreads.com

How does the Goodreads giveaway program work?

Beats me! But in their own words:

If more people are interested in a book than there are copies available, we will pick the winners at our discretion. The factors that go into our algorithm are: randomness, site activity, genre of books on your shelves, current phase of the moon, and more.

It works as some kind of a lucky draw, if more than 20 people sign up for the giveaway.

Here is the link to the Goodreads giveaway :


You will need to signup for Goodreads to enter the giveaway.





March 12, 2017

Indrajit- Free download on Kindle


For the next 5 days till 17th March, you can download Indrajit for free from any of the Amazon websites (US,UK, India,Australia etc). In sometime zones the book will probably be available for free from tomorrow.

Some links:

India: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01EXQLCLW

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EXQLCLW

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01EXQLCLW

Australia : https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01EXQLCLW

Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01EXQLCLW

You will probably need to register for the Kindle Unlimited program to download the book for free.



January 28, 2017

New Novel Release: Indrajit- Siege of Kamboja



I am happy to announce the release of the paperback version of my novel ” Indrajit- Siege of Kamboja“.

You can buy the book at Amazon India : http://www.amazon.in/dp/0473384833

For a limited time I am offering trade discount of 25%  off the MRP of Rs.250.

Please use the discount code BM9BG8MY to claim the discount.

Thus the special price is Rs.188 ( excluding postage) within India.

If you are outside India please drop an email to : sriyogipublications@gmail.com for postage costs.

The book has an original map of 6th Century Afghanistan created by me.

You can download the chapter here :  Indrajit Sample Chapter

Details of the book as below:

Title : Indrajit- Siege of Kamboja

Pages: 172

Book type : Paperback

ISBN: 9780473384838



August 30, 2016

New book release: SriLalita Trishati Bhasya of Adi Shankaracharya

Cover page lalitatrishatiThis is the latest of our publications. More information below:

Sriyogi Publications is bringing out for the first time, a critical edition with exhaustive Introduction and English translation of very important Sakta Philosophical text viz., Commentary of Adi Sankara on Lalitatrishati (Lalitatrishati – Shankarabhasya).

Shri Lalitatrishati deals with the Shri Vidya – the sound formula of the great Goddess, known as Shri Lalita or Tripurasundari or Rajarajesvari. Trisati as name suggests contains three hundred names of Shri Lalita. Adi Shankara has written commentary to explain philosophical and spiritual significance of each name. Erudite introduction, explains the Tradition of Shri Vidya, essence of Shri Lalitatrishati stotra, philosophical and spiritual significance of Shankarabhashya. Convincing arguments are given to prove that this bhashya is from the pen of Adi Shankara.

This work will be indispensible to Scholars, Students and lovers of Shakta Philosophy especially Shri Vidya. It is translated by known Professor of Sanskrit Dr. Sunanda Y. Shastri . Acharya Prof. Dr. Yajneshwar S. Shastri, internationally renowned scholar of Indian Philosophy and Religion has written exhaustive introduction.  Dr. Sunanda Shastri has translated entire Sankarabhasya from Sanskrit to English for the first time.

It is not just giving essence of Sankarabhasya but, word by word translation. First, we have given Sanskrit Verse, its transliteration and word by English translation and verse meaning of 59 verses of Sri Lalita- Trisati stotra for the benefit of readers to understand the gist of stotra. Then, Sankarabhasya, on each name is given in Devanagari Script with word to word English translation of Sankarabhasya.


Book is on sale at Amazon India : http://www.amazon.in/dp/8192378772

Bibliographic information:


  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Sriyogi Publications; First Edition edition (2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8192378772
  • ISBN-13: 978-8192378770
  • Price: Rs.1200


April 26, 2015

Book for sale : Sri Krishna Deva Raya, Amuktamalyada

Sri Krishna Deva Raya, Amuktamalyada

Disclaimer : I am the chap selling this book on Amazon India.I am not the publisher, but the author is a good friend and a scholar.

Amuktamalyada book cover reprint pages


The book “Sri Krishna Deva Raya, Amuktamalyada” is an English translation of the the medieval Telugu poem “Amuktamalyada”. This poem has great significance in Indian history and culture as it was authored by the Vijayanagar emperor Sri Krishna Deva Raya in the 16th century. The word Amuktamalyada means  ” She who offered a garland after wearing it“.

In this poem Krishnadevaraya unravels the legend of Amuktamalyada while expressing his innumerable ideas,personal thoughts and observations through the description of cities,towns,villages,men,women etc. The poet introduces the legends of Vishnuchitta,Yamunacharya,Khandikhya and Kesidwaja to establish the philosophy of Vishistadvaita and to teach the art of statecraft.

Dr.Sistla presents a near faithful version of Amuktamalyada as it is in its Telugu original.In addition to a comprehensive historical introduction and forward,Dr.Sistla has introduced many photographs and works of art along with the poem.

Dr.Sistla is an Associate professor of art history at Andhra University,Vishakhapatnam.

For those interested in buying the book, I am selling it on Amazon India.Here is the link : http://goo.gl/UGPkPS

My own opinion of the book : I read the book while commuting to my job in Hyderabad a couple of years back.Dr.Sistla’s background is in art and it comes through in the book.It has 209 images linked to the content of the poem.All the images are in black and white.

As I buy anything that has the label Vijayanagar on it,this book was a natural addition to my collection and I was not disappointed.Quality of translation is very high and the book is easy to read.






April 11, 2013

New book : Jai Hind,The Story of a Rebel Daughter of India with the Rani of Jhansi Regiment

Jai Hind book cover reprint

Click here to download the sample chapter :  Sample Chapter from Jayhind

The book  “Jai Hind : The Story of a Rebel Daughter of India with the Rani of Jhansi Regiment” is the It is the explosive account of an Indian woman,who took up arms to drive out the British from India

We are reduced to a nation of clerks and coolies but the fire of liberty burns bright in our hearts. We were killed off in millions by famines and flood year after year. And yet we have managed to pass on the tiny spark to our children. And again and again the tiny spark has burst out into flames. Once again we are summoned by history to a conflagration. And we are ready to make ourselves living torches to set alight this vicious prison which is imperialism.”
—–An unknown Daughter of India

“ Chalo Delhi” ! Jai Hind”!… With these immortal slogans Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose raised the war cry of Indian independence. Thousands of men and women from all across Asia answered his appeal and joined the Indian National Army (INA).This book is the eye
witness account of one such participant of these ferocious battles which shook the foundation of the British rule in India.. This daughter of India took up the gun to fight with the Rani of Jhansi regiment of the INA.

This diary was first published in the form of a book by Janmabhoomi Prakashan Mandir, Mumbai in 1945. Sriyogi Publications is proud to reprint this book on the occasion of the 116th birth anniversery of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

This is a limited edition print run.Grab your copy today before stocks run out!

You can purchase a copy of the  book here : http://sriyogibooksandpublications.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=571

December 10, 2012

Book pre release offer: Isavasyaupanishad with 48 Sanskrit commentaries

For the first time in the history of publishing, Sriyogi Publications is bringing out a monumental work on the Ishavasyopanishad with 48 Sanskrit Commentaries, belonging to different Schools of Vedantic thought and tradition.  This work will be indispensible to scholars of comparative Religion, Philosophy and   to research scholars.  All the commentaries together is an invaluable collection for scholars for all time to come.

48 Sanskrit Commentaries are being published for the first time in two comprehensive parts, totaling more than 1600 pages. It is critically edited with exhaustive Introduction in English, English translation of the original Sanskrit text of Ishavasyopanishad, and Philosophical analysis of each verse   by renowned scholars of Sanskrit and Philosophy Acharya Prof. Dr. Yajneshwar S. Shastri    &   Dr. Sunanda Y. Shastri.

This book is a two part edition spanning more than 1600 pages. It is currently in the press and is expected to come out in June 2013. It is being printed on the finest quality paper with the finest quality binding (hardbound), making it a lifelong treasure.

 The post publication price will be  INR 4000 (US $74).

You get both Part 1 and 2 for only INR 2400 (US $44). [Approx. 1600 pages; 7.3” X 9.8”; Hardbound].

To place orders or for any other enquiries Please contact us at:

Email: sriyogipublications@gmail.com  OR enquiries@sriyogibooksandpublications.com

You can also place pre-publication orders online on our website: www.sriyogibooksandpublications.com

ORDER before February 28th 2013 to avail this special offer!

January 15, 2012

Sriyogi Publications – site for rare books

We have launched a new site for books on history,indology,epigraphy,numismatics,archaeology etc. You can find many rare and out of print books on the site.The collection will be progressively updated in the coming weeks.

Below is link for the site:



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