At a glance:
- Author: Vālmīki
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Type of Plot: Epic
- Time of Work: Remote antiquity
- Setting: India
- Genres: Poetry, Epic, Narrative poetry
- Subjects: Exile or expatriates, Marriage, Gods or goddesses, India or East Indian people, Childbirth, Hindus or Hinduism, Devils or demons, Reincarnation
- Locales: Asia, India, Sri Lanka
Rama, King Dasa-ratha’s son, partly an incarnation of Vishnu. The handsomest and strongest of the king’s four sons, he wins Sita for his bride by bending the mighty bow of King Janak. Although his aging father wishes him to become regent, he is forced by Queen Kaikeyi into a fourteen-year exile, from which he finally returns triumphant to his throne.
Sita, Rama’s wife, the daughter of King Janak and the Earth Mother. She accompanies her husband into exile and is abducted by Ravan. Although she manages to remain...
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