One of the world’s greatest epics retold by a master storyteller—now in a beautifully illustrated new translation. Prince Ram, son of Dasharath, is loved and revered by everyone in the kingdom of Ayodhya. But Queen Kaikeyi’s greed and ambition cause him to be exiled for fourteen years. Along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman, he leaves the kingdom for dense forests full of rakshasas. Soon Raavan, the terrifying king of Lanka, finds his way to them and abducts Sita. How does Ram, the bravest warrior of all, cross hills and rivers and the sea to rescue Sita and bring her back home? Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury’s delightful retelling of the Ramayana has enthralled Bengali and other readers for over a century. With this vivid translation, a new generation of girls and boys can travel into an ancient world of princes and rakshasas, vanaras and ogres, epic battles and flying chariots, honour and bravery, loyalty and friendship.
Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury
Priyankar Gupta is an animation film designer and illustrator from NID, Ahmedabad. He is a pre-visualiser for television commercials and feature films, and is visiting faculty and mentor at design institutes across the country. His passion is children's book illustration and animation education.
Translator : Tilottama Shome