Author: R K Narayan
Publisher: Vision/Orient paperbacks
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170940109
for centuries, Indians have held Rama to be the perfect man: unfailingly noble, utterly poised, fearless and strong, wise, compassionate and free from anger. The Ramayana, one of India's greatest epics, lovingly unfolds the story of Rama's life. Ever since its original composition in Sanskrit by Valmiki, it has grown to be an all-pervasive and hugely loved part of Indian life and ethos. Narayan's Ramayana is inspired by a Tamil version of the epic written by an eleventh century poet, Kamban.