Author: A CompositionPublisher: Gita PressYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 1000ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129305879
Sri Ramacaritamanasa of Gosvami Tulsidasa enjoys a unique place among the classics of the world’s literatureIt is considered to be the best work on Devotion by the late Mahatama Gandhi, the greatest man of the modern world and styled as the perfect example of the perfect book by foreign scholars. It is universally accepted by all classes of people from Bihar to the Punjab and from the Himalayas to the Narmada. According to an old Christian missionary, who is no more in this world, no one could hope to understand the people of Upper India till he had mastered every line that Tulasidasa had written.This universal appeal of the immortal poem encouraged us to published a faithful and accurate English translation of the book with the original text critically edited with the utmost care on the basis of most authentic sources then available, in three consecutive special Numbers of the Kalyana-Kalpataru, our popular English monthly, read all over India, more than seventeen years ago.The book will be found illustrated with some of the best pictures available in our stock on the life of Sri Rama and relevant to the theme of Sri Ramacaritamanasa. With these few words of introduction we take leave of our kind readers and leave it to them to judge how far we have succeeded in preserving intact the beauties of the original in our translation.
ContentsAn Arati Song(by Gosvami Tulasidasa)Procedure for Reciting the RamacaritamanasaSRI RAMACARITAMANASADESCENT IBalakandaDESCENT IIAyodhyakandaDESCENT IIIAranyakandaDESCENT IVKiskindhakandaDESCENT VSundarakandaDESCENT VILankakandaDESCENT VIIUttarakanda