Author: Goswami Tulsidas
Editor(s): Jawala Praqsad
Publisher: Dehati Pustak Bhandar
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This illustrated volume in original Awadhi text with Urdu translation presented in large format and bold printd is an authentic edition of the holy scripture.
One of the oldest literary texts in the country, the Ramayana has had a profound impact on our emotional lives. Innumerable translations, or rather reinterpretations, of the work exist. Generations of poets have delighted in taking up scenes and daubing them with fresh color.
The Ramayana is not history or biography. It is a part of Hindu mythology. We cannot understand Greek life and Greek civilization without knowing all about Zeus, Apollo, Hercules, Ulysses and others. So also one cannot understand Hindu Dharma unless one knows Rama and Seeta, Bharata, Lakshmana, Ravana Hanuman and others.
Our first national epic, the Ramayana, has an all-time universal appeal and relevance. In its intrinsic value it transcends all the boundaries-subtle and physical. It has percolated our national life at various levels, in one form or the other. The reading of the book provides a great religious, literary and philosophical experience through which one would like to pass again and again.
Our ancient-most cultural spirit, national genius and ambitions are embodied and enshrined in it with all their strength and limitations which make it our magnum opus and the cause celebre. The Ramayana has been a perennial source of inspiration to poets, painters, philosophers, performing artist, religious heads and layman