The Ramayana

The Ramayana

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Author: Bulbul Sharma
Publisher: Penguin/Puffin
Year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 137
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143330318


The popular classic in which good vanquishes evil, now in a pocket-friendly version for children

The Ramayana is one of the best-known epics in the world—the tale of Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, who exiles himself to the forest for fourteen years to honour his father’s word. In the forest, Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana meet new friends and unusual foes, and each day brings new adventures. But Ravana of Lanka, the king of demons, ruins it all by abducting Sita. To rescue her, Rama enlists the help of Hanuman and his monkey army. In the final battle many heroes die and new ones are born.

In this fast-moving version for children, the ancient tale takes on new life. The traditional ingredients are all there—drama and excitement, gods and princes, love and war, infinite stories within stories, monkeys who cross oceans and carry mountains, shape-changing demons and bizarre monsters—but described with freshness and vitality by Bulbul Sharma. This contemporary retelling, which answers questions and provides explanations, is the perfect first Ramayana for everyone.

‘Written in a lively, child friendly style’ —The Hindu

‘The pace of the drama is kept thrumming along’ —Asian Review of Books


The Birth of Rama
Mareecha and Subhahu
The Swayamvar
Dashrath’s Plan
The Plot
The Curse
The Banishment
In the Forest
Dashrath’s Death
Into the Wild
Khara’s Revenge
In Ravana’s Court
The Golden Deer
The Abduction
The Search for Sita
The Monkey Clans
The Search Begins
Hanuman in Lanka
Preparing for War
Crossing the Ocean
Before the Battle
The First Battle
Return to Ayodhya
The Second Banishment
At Valmiki’s Ashram
The Aswamedha Horse
Bck at the Ashram
Rama and His Sons