Author: Anant Pai
Publisher: India Book House
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788184820089
Valmiki's Ramayana is believed to be the first poetic work written in Sanskrit; it is therefore referred to as the Adikavya.
It is said that Brahma assured Valmiki that as long as the mountains stand and the rivers flow, so long shall the Ramayana be read by men.