Legends of Himachal Pradesh is the fourth of my humble contribution in the series,
sponsored by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, the three earlier books being on the same subject for
Bihar, Bengal and Nepal. The Bhavan has done me the honor by asking me to write the two
books on Haryana and Punjab as well.
nostalgic, a disease probably with persons who have crossed seventy-five years and I feel
I must recall how I came to be associated with the Bhavan, one of the foremost and
prestigious cultural institutions of India. It was in 1956 -that I had the privilege of
coming to know that scholar and statesman Sri Sri Prakasa, the Governor of Madras, who was
closely associated with the Bhavan. I was at that time writing a book on Jainism in Bihar
and knowing that Sri Sri Prakasa was intimately associated with Bihar I requested him to
write the Foreword for the book.
Author - P.C. Roy Choudhoury