Publisher: Bhavan Books
By C Rajgopalachari
It is a part of Hindu Itihasa. One cannot understand Hindu dharma unless one knows Ramayana. More details: Mythology cannot be dispensed with. Philosophy alone or rituals alone or mythology alone cannot be sufficient. These are the three strands of all ancient religions. The attitude towards things spiritual which belongs to a particular people cannot be grasped or preserved or conveyed unless we have all these three. To millions of men, women and children in India, the Ramayana is not a mere tale. It has more truth and meaning than the events in one s own life. The popularity of the book is so great that it has run into many impressions.