Ramayana: An Illustrated Retelling
A timeless classic of world literature come vividly alive for readers of all ages in this gorgeously illustrated, authoritative distillation of India’s oldest and best-loved story.
The Ramayana is one of Hinduism’s two great epics and was composed about two and a half thousand years ago. It remains vital in the Indian imagination, yielding a rich cultural vocabulary of images, ideals, and social values. The Ramayana tells the story of a young prince, Rama, who is unjustly exiled into the forest by his step mother. His lovely wife, Sita, and his loyal brother go with him and away from the city, the three encounter strange and dangerous creatures. Sita is abducted by a ten-headed demon and Rama makes an alliance with magical monkeys to fight a war and win her back.
Most remarkable among these monkeys is Hanuman – who can fly, speak human languages and change his shape and size as he pleases. When the war with the demons has been won, Rama returns to Ayodhya to reclaim his kingdom but there is no happily ever after. The story of Rama and Sita and Hanuman is truly among the great stories of the world and deserves to be known and loved outside India.
Number of Pages: 224
Publisher: Restless Books
Author: Arshia Sattar (author), Sonali Zohra (illustrator)