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Author: C Rajagopalachari
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172763654
A fitting successor to Mahabharata, Rajaji's Ramayana captures for us the pathos and beauty of Valmiki's magic in an inimitable manner.
The Ramayana is not history or biography. It is a part of Hindu mythology. We cannot understand Greek life and Greek civilization without knowing all about Zeus, Apollo, Hercules, Ulysses and others. So also one cannot understand Hindu Dharma unless one knows Rama and Seeta, Bharata, Lakshmana, Ravana Hanuman and others.
Rajaji says that writing of these two books Mahabharata and Ramayana is the best service he has rendered to his people.
Rajaji's books on Marcus Aurelius, the Bhagvad Gita and the Upanishads are popular. In Mahabharata he displayed his inimitable flair for story-telling and applying the moral of stories to the needs of modern times. In the present book Ramayana, Rajaji captures for us the pathos and beauty of Valmiki's magic in an inimitable manner. Written in homely style, the work is striking in its originality and beauty of expression. A fitting successor to Mahabharata.