Ramayana Ramayana Is One Of The Greatest Epics Of Hindu ReligionThe Author Captures The Pathos And Beauty Of Valmiki S Magic In Inimatable MannerWritten In Homely Style,the Work Is Striking In Originality And Beauty Of Expression The Popularity Of The Book Is So Great That It Has Run Into Forty Two Impressions Ever Since It Was Originally Published In The Year

Valmiki is celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself.He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first loka i.e first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry The Yoga Vasistha is attributed to him A religious movement called

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  • Paperback
  • 492 pages
  • Ramayana
  • Vālmīki
  • English
  • 24 November 2019
  • 9788172763657

10 thoughts on “Ramayana

  1. says:

    As part of reading different versions of Ramayana, I have read this book This is the best one I have come across till date The author presents the story devoid of his opinion or biases which is something I liked.I also liked the way he draws parallels between Valmiki Ramayana and Kamban Ramayana.Such a relief to read this after reading Devdutt Patnaik s version Sita one of the worst books I have read

  2. says:

    I read this for my Bahasa Indonesia school task and I actually enjoyed it Rama is an amazing character and a great role model for literally everyone in this entire world.I ve never read anything about Hindu Mythology, and this book made me so interested on finding out about Hindu Mythology The relationships in this book was amazing Rama, Lesmana, Hanoman Sugriwa are literally BRO GOALS.First few chapters made me a little bit confuse, maybe because I wasn t used to the language and mythology But then I ve given a few chapters and I was already so invested to it ABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED

  3. says:

    The reason I m giving this five stars is because the author provides a detailed glossary of anglicized sanskrit words, as well as a guide to pronouncing sanskrit vowels While he chooses not to include a translation of what he calls the legend of Sita s betrayal, he still provides an extremely detailed translation of Valmiki s text as it is, including some translation from the poet Kamban s version of the Ramayana who translated it into Tamil However, this book is very simply put forward, as he says, for children and mothers The sentences are simple and short, while not boring to advanced adult readers He presents the text like a teacher, stopping the narrative occasionally to remind us of something, or to discuss a character s moral action or a writing tool used by Valmiki or Kamban The author s own Gandhian belief system is apparent, so if you re looking for an unbiased translation don t look here But if you re looking for a simple yet beautiful translation with context, this is the version you want.

  4. says:

    One of the best and easy to read translations of Ramayana to English written in beautiful poetic prose.

  5. says:

    Even though i knew this epic, it s a different experience to read the work of Rajaji Simple to read, pointing out the different views by different authors Its a mix of Kambar and Valmiki Ramayana It just gives a whole new perspective.

  6. says:

    There was a line in the final credits background song in Ramananda Sagar s Ramayana, which I fondly watched as a child Puni Puni Kitne hi Kahe Sunave, Jiya ki Pyaas bujhat na Bujhae , which loosely translates to Even after repeated re tellings of this beautiful story of Shree Ram, the heart does not get tired of listening to it.This line broadly sums up my review for this book, which I wanted to write in detail It is a long read and took me a while to complete As most of the Indians, I was aware of most of the events and narratives that build up this epic tale but novelty is not what I sought when I decided to take up this as my next read The excellent style of C Rajagopalachari in presenting this story is the pudding on the cake The book takes direct cues from Valmiki Ramayana, which focused on the human side of Rama than the divine side, which is the focus in the versions of Tulasidas and Kamban It takes you on the emotional journey and connects you to the human sides of the characters like Kaikeyi, Dasaratha, Bharata, Sita, Hanuman Kumbhakarana The flow of the book is bit on the slower side, which helps the reader to get absorbed and empathize with the emotions that the characters are going through at a point of time.One of the most elaborate sections that deserve a special mention are Dasaratha s longing for Rama at the time of his going on exile, Rama s pain after the abdustion of Sita and Kumbhakarana s dialogue with Ravana before the ultimate battle which addresses the moral dilemma that he faces.One of the points that this book touches upon is the comparison of Vibhishana and Kumbhakarana and their relative stance on the principle of dharma Both are correct in their own stances but, the author Rajaji treats the Dharma of Vibhishana to be the better choice in such a situations and rightly absolves Vibhishana of being called a traitor to the Rakhshasa family.Overall, this book is a great read For people who are well versed with the story of Ramayana, there is nothing new as far as the content is concerned, but the treatment of the epic by Rajaji, who himself was one of the most intellectually distinguished personalities of his time is commendable.I will rate this book as five Go pick up your copy or download it on your kindle for just 99 bucks.

  7. says:

    A beautiful story that has numerous morals embedded in it Even till today, the story of Ramayana is recited and narrated worldwide Wayang Kulit Indonesian Puppet Show depicts the story of Ramayana C Rajagopalachari s book is a concise version but he has presented the story beautifully C Rajagopalachari, throughout the book, recommends one to visit the work by Valmeeki original narrator and Kamban later translated into Tamil for the vivid descriptions Here s a really quick summary of Ramayana Lord Rama went to the forest in order to fulfill the promise his father had given to one of his wives Kaikeyi In the forest Seeta was attracted by the golden deer and Rama went after it At that time, the wicked Ravana kidnapped Seeta Lord Rama crossed the ocean and entered the city of Lanka He then destroyed the city of Lanka, killed Raavana and set Seeta free The supposed evidences, that Ramayana was real, hooked me It was a magical feeling to visualize the story Link chanced upon a cartoon film of Ramayana on Youtube

  8. says:

    A must read for those who want to get their facts right about the mythological Or might I say historical story.Rajaji s thoughts and opinions and the slight variations in the versions by Kamban and Valmeeki are gently woven into the storytelling, making it a very enjoyable and informative read.Kids would find this very enlightening and enjoyable as this prose is generally devoid of philosophical opinions which are usually found in such books and may serve as a detractor for young minds.Ramayan is a must read

  9. says:

    Excellent book An authority on Ramayana Superb language and very concise In my opinion, a must read.

  10. says:

    I read this book due to my curiosity as the characters in the book are heard by every Indian on a daily basis Im no Spiritual guy i read the book out of curiosity about my favorite Character Hanuman.firstly one thing the reader finds in the book is the attention to detail given by Valmiki in this epic And this book is not the original version but a concise version of original Valmiki Ramayana By Rajaji Why i Liked this book It gives the list of virtues that a Human being must possess these are explicitly described by the author in qualities of Rama the Protagonist Strength, Courage, Purity of heart, Humility, Compassion forgiveness to others even towards his enemies , Statesmanship, Wisdom Adherence to Dharma dharma doesnt mean laws set by God but Law of the Land finally the devotion to his family The Author describes Rama as Ideal Man It also describes the situations where even the Good guys Devas like Indra commit mistakes just to tell us that mistakes are committed by good guys they could be committed by ignorance hence cautious one has to remain penitence is the way to overcome them The author also describes how fate, fear, anger great sorrowcan corrupt even the noble minds ex Kaikeyi, Sita cursing Lakshmana in Forest, Rama saying that its better to destroy this world due to great sorrow of losing Sita Great Sorrow indeed imbalances even the great minds the author also tells the purpose of an avatar that God can finish all the business himself but he doesnt do it that way but instead comes in the form of an avatar suffers all that the avatar is supposed to sorrowness, hardships etc so that the Dharma of Humans is est The main purpose of an avatar is to est the Dharma of Humans What I wasnt satisfied with the book the discontinuity of certain Characters appearances in story probably this is solved in Original Valmiki Ramayana like Kaikeyi s reaction to the whole event after Bharata is made King after Rama has gone to Dandaka Forest how did she react to her husband s death exile of one of her son her own son criticizing disliking her Some very interesting Characters like Viswamitra etc dont appear again in the story the reasons to justify the so called controversial acts of Rama mocking a woman who offered him love Surpanakha , Killing Vali from behind asking Sita to enter fire were also not satisfactory or probably we should not use our 21st century thinking to describe those old acts the act of Rama asking Sita to enter fire is reasonable logical as the author says just as Parasurama s avatar had ended with his acts, Rama s avatar ended with slaying of Ravana So the acts post it were the acts of king according to Dharma Though the book might appear Patriarchal male centric, we must understand that we cannot compare 2 situations from 2 different space, time dimensions so we must not judge the situations in the book where the Sita is shown as Damsel in Distress Rama comes to help her from our present understandingsThis book is not a one time read must be read several times to understand the inner meaning to read between the lines This book entertained me a lot am sure it will entertain non religious people.

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