Pandit Shri Rupchand Joshi Ji (1898–1982), resident of Village Pharwala, Nurmahal tehsil in Jalandhar district of Punjab, authored the Lal Kitab from 1939 to 1952 in five volumes. He is regarded as the master of this science.
The names of the five set of books authored by Pandit Shri Rupchand Joshi Ji, together called as Lal Kitab with their years of publication, are as follows:
1. Lal Kitab Ke Farman , (Ilm Samudrik Ki Lal Kitab Ke Farman), 1939, 383 pages
2. Lal Kitab Ke Arman (Ilm Samudrik Ki Lal Kitab Ke Arman), 1940, 280 pages
3. Gutka (Ilm Samudrik Ki Lal Kitab) (Third Part), 1941, 428 pages
4. Lal Kitab – Tarmeem Shuda, 1942, 384 pages
5. Ilm-e-Samudrik Ki Buniyad Par Chalne Vali Jotish Ki Lal Kitab, 1952, 1173 pages
The book is very popular across the world, many of its astrological remedies (upaya) have become part of everyday culture in the subcontinent, like throwing coins into a river while passing over it, feeding grass to cow, bread to a dog etc.
The mysterious book contains wonderful remedies which have been time tested and proved genuine and effective by many. Lal Kitab is unique because for the first time a book explained how certain planetary positions in one’s horoscope should also reflect in the lines of his palm. In other word the book is on Astro-Palmistry, that is, it has mixed Palmistry and Jyotish.
For the first time in the history of astrology, Lal Kitab introduced a new style of horoscope analysis with quick and affordable remedies.
There are many followers of Lal Kitab. In India and abroad one can find many practitioners of Lal Kitab, prescribing remedies as per Farman & Arman of these books. There are many people, who claim to have benefited from the remedies of these books. The mass followers of Lal Kitab are increasing every day and this science has become very popular in present days throughout different parts of world.