Author: Mathuram BhoothalingamPublisher: Publications DivisionYear: 2001Language: EnglishPages: 106ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123006284/8123006306
This set of 2 illustrated books narrates the epics of Ramayana and Panchatantra in an easy to understand language for young children.The Sage Valmiki was the author of this long classic poem, the first of its kind in Sanskrit literature. Some historians that he lived in the second century B.C. His early life is said to have been worldly, perhaps wicked. But, with enlightenment, he turned to a life of meditation. Legend has it that it was by divine inspiration that he set down for posterity the story of Rama, the ideal king.As in all epics, the story is built round a core of historical truth. The civic, ethical and philosophical values of ancient Indian civilization are expressed in imaginative verse. To this day, it has retained its universal appeal and a unique hold on the people of India.Rama has been accepted as an incarnation of the Supreme Being. Only his divinity can explain many of the miracles in the story. But Valmiki treats him essentially as a man and a prince.
PART I - CHILDREN'S RAMAYANA1.The two birds2.Rama is Born3.The Four Brother4.A King becomes a rishi5.The Winning of Sita6.The Vishnu Bow7.Kaikeyi’s Two wishes8.Rama Leaves Ayodhya9.AT Chitrakuta10.Bharata’s Search for Rama11.the Coming of Surpanakha12.Sita and the Golden Deer13.Rama’s Sorrow14.Sugriva’s Friendship15.Rama’s Ring16.Lanka is Burnt 17.Vibhishana, the Friend in Need 18.Lakshmana and Indrajit19.Death of Ravana20.Bharata Finds Rama PART - II - CHILDREN' S PANCHATANTRA1. The Legend of the Panchatantra Stories2. The Sad End of Suchimukhi3. The Story of the Silly Tortoise4. The Crow that Killed the Serpent5. The Story of the Crane and the Crab6. Natuka and Lakshmana7. The Lion and the Rabbit8. A Lazy Man’s Dream9. Five Friends10. The Monkey and the Crocodile11. Emperor Sivi