Author: Anant Pai
Painter/Illustrator/: Margie Sastry/Dilip Kadam/C D Rane/ Anant Pai
Publisher: India Book House
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175085010
The Ramayana is the oldest poem in Sanskrit. Hence its author is known as the Adi Kavi or pristine poet. This is a lavishly illustrated 160-page rendering of the great epic for all ages.
The Ramayana is an integral part of life for millions of Indians. As the story spread far and wide, variations crept into them. This is one of the most influential versions among these - The Ram Charit Manas of Tulsidas. It is this version that is enacted for ten days before Dasshera in thousands of pandals, set up all over India. On the tenth day, huge effigies of Ravana are burnt, signifying the victory of virtue over evil.
Its initial part differs in many ways from the original Ramayana of Valmiki. The Tamil version by Kamban and the Bengali version by Krittivasa too differ at places.
Amar Chitra Katha is a household name in India with more than 86 million copies of illustrated classics sold to-date. The imprint has published more than 400 titles in 20+ languages. Today, Amar Chitra Katha . It is the best-selling children's publication in most large format stores.