Back of the Book
The Ramayana is the oldest poem in Sanskrit. Hence its author is known as the Adi Kavi or pristine poet.
The Ramayana is an integral part of our heritage. As the story spread far and wide, variations crept into them. The most influential version among these is Ram Charit Manas in Hindi, written by Tulsidas.
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.
It is Ram Charit Manas that is enacted for ten days till late in the night in thousands of pandals, set up all over the country, on the tenth day, huge effigies of Ravana are burnt, signifying the victory of virtue over evil.
In this book, we have spelt the names the way they are pronounced in the Northern and Western India.
About the Book
Amar Chitra Katha is a collection of illustrated classics that retell stories from Indian mythology, history, folktales and legends through the fascinating medium of comics. Over 430 stories from all over India have been told in this series that has been endorsed by educationist and recommended by teachers the world over.
Through a masterful blend of commentary, dialogue and illustration, Amar Chitra Katha presents complex historical facts and intricate mythology in a format that would appeal to children. They not only entertain, but also provide a fitting introduction to the cultural heritage of India. In a country so vast and varied, the series also serves as a medium for national integration, by introducing young readers to the rich cultural diversity of the country and highlighting the achievements of local heroes.
Amar Chitra Katha comics are like family heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation.