This companion also provides the reader with 1. New insights into the spectrum of characters in the Ramayana. 2. Fresh perspectives on known and little-known aspects of the epic. 3. Events recounted chronologically. 4. Extenswive cross-referencing that steers readers through other entries. 5. User-friendly information, valuable for students, scholars and the general reader alike.
This delightful cdompanion takes the reader on a journey from Ayodhya to Lanka through forests, seas and skies. Along with an overview of the Ramayana and a synopsis, the epic is recounted, episode by episode, with analytical comments drawing a parity between the present and a bygone time. An elaborate who’s who points to characters embodying values such as commitment to dharma, filial duty and loyalty, and evils like greed, lust and pride.