Ramayana Book One: Boyhood
Rama, the crown prince of the City of Ayodhya, is a model son and warrior. He is sent by his father the king to rescue a sage from persecution by demons, but must first kill a fearsome ogress. That done, he drives out the demons, restores peace, and attends a tournament in the neighboring city of Mithila; here he bends the bow that no other warrior can handle, winning the prize and the hand of Sita, the princess of Mithila.
Valmiki's Ramayana is one of the two great national epics of India, the source revered throughout South Asia as the original account of the career of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Vishnu. The first book, "Boyhood," introduces the young hero Rama and sets the scene for the adventures ahead. It begins with a fascinating excursus on the origins and function of poetry itself.
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The definitive edition of the Ramáyana, unabridged, with the romanized Sanskrit on the facing page and a very useful glossary. This first volume is frequently regarded as having been added on, and ... Read full review
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Ramayana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In its current form, the Valmiki Ramayana is dated variously from 500 BCE to 100 BCE, or about co-eval to early versions of the Mahabhārata. ...
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Manas: Religious texts of India, Ramayana
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Ramayana -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
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American Forum - Ramayana
Re-telling of this famous story in a shortened form suitable for children
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