The Ramayana, Book 1 cover

The Ramayana, Book 1

Valmiki (ca. 400 BC?)

1. 01 - Bk 1 Invocation & Cantos 1-2
2. 02 - Bk1 Cantos 3-7
3. 03 - Bk1 Cantos 8-11
4. 04 - Bk1 Cantos 12-15
5. 05 - Bk1 Cantos 16-20
6. 06 - Bk1 Cantos 21-26
7. 07 - Bk1 Cantos 27-32
8. 08 - Bk1 Cantos 33-37
9. 09 - Bk1 Cantos 38-42
10. 10 - Bk1 Cantos 43-46
11. 11 - Bk1 Cantos 47-53
12. 12 - Bk1 Cantos 54-59
13. 13 - Bk1 Cantos 60-65
14. 14 - Bk1 Cantos 66-71
15. 15 - Bk1 Cantos 72-77

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Summary

The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti). The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being Mahabharata. It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.