Ramayana for Children


Author: Arshia Sattar

9789353450434 | PB | pp. 232 | 2019 | Juggernaut

Ramayana for Children by Arshia Sattar is the story of price Rama, how he wins the hand of Princess Sita, her kidnapping, and her rescue. With amazing illustrations this book distills Valmiki’s Ramayana delightfully for children.

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Read the story of prince Rama, hero of the great Indian epic Ramayana. Born to Dasharatha, king of Ayodhya, Rama is the first of four sons. A brilliant archer, he wins the hand of beautiful princess Sita by breaking the bow of Shiva. When his beloved Sita is kidnapped by the demon king Ravana, Rama sets off to Lanka with his brother Lakshmana and an army of monkeys, including the magnificent warrior Hanuman.

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About the Contributors

The author has a PhD in classical Indian literature from the University of Chicago. She works with the Sanskrit epics and storytelling traditions of India. Her abridged translation of Valmiki’s Ramayana, published in Penguin Classics, is regarded as one of the definitive presentations of the epic in English. She has written a number of books on Hindu mythology for younger readers including the bestselling Ramayana for Children and Garuda and the Serpents.

The illustrator has a background in fine art and photography and a master’s degree in design from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. The combination of these three informs her illustration practice. Sonali works with publishers both in India and overseas. When she is not drawing, you will find her gardening, listening to music and reading in the company of her two cats.


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