Author: K R SrinivasanPublisher: Abhinav PublicationsYear: 1994Language: EnglishPages: 302ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170173078
The story of Rama and Sita has a unique status in the literature of almost every language of Asia, thanks to its extolment of a value-based life as superior to one that prizes power or pelf; it belongs to the world. This book offers a critical and comparative study of the earliest Valmiki's classic in Sanskrit, known as adi-kavya, and the first version in the Tamil language, which arose ten centuries later. The author, Mr. K.S. Srinivasan, is a recognised scholar in the field.
Prologue The Birth of Poesy Ayodhya Viswamitra Sita’s Wedding Rama to be Crowned Counsel of the Crooked Maid The Great Day Towards Chitrakuta The Lifeless City Who Will Take the Throne? Chitrakuta and Beyond On to Panchavati The Golden Deer One More Deceit The Man Forlorn A New Bondage The Death of an Abductor Waiting for Better Days In Search of Sita Hanuman’s Journey to Lanka Sita in Captivity Message of Hope Restoration of Faith Hanuman Shows His Mettle Back to Kiskinda with Joy Towards the Great War Ravana’s Strategies The Siege of Lanka The First Great Encounter Ravana in Desperation Indrajit, the Invisible Fighter The Final Battle The Triumph of Sita The Return to Ayodhya The Coronation (Uttara Kandam) Who Was Ravana? The Banishment of Sita Sita’s Return to Mother Earth Index