No epic has moved the consciousness of millions like the Ramayana has. The allure of Rama’s story is such that it has captivated countless storytellers throughout the continent over millennia. From Jain poets to Bhavabhuti, from Kamban to Goswami Tulsidas, many authors and sages have retold the Ramayana in their own language and style. While Rama’s story is adored across the length and breadth of the country, several questions still remain unanswered.
Ramayana Unravelled attempts to address some of these concerns: What role did Rama’s childhood and youth play in shaping his outlook on life? Why did Rama agree to the fourteen-year exile – was it to obey his father, or was there more to it? What kind of relationship did Rama have with Seeta? Considering the treatments meted out to Seeta, Shurpanakha, Kaikeyi and Tara, is the Ramayana a misogynist epic?
Ami Ganatra’s Ramayana Unravelled takes the readers on a roller-coaster journey in the times of the Ramayana, trying to decipher the reasons why this story holds such a special place in the hearts of Hindus all over the world.
Genre: Spiritual Fiction
Published: July 2022
Number of Pages: 236
Author: Ami Ganatra
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt Ltd