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Book Review on Ramayana Unravelled: Lesser Known Facets of Rishi Valmiki’s Epic by Ami Ganatra

This whole fresh reading of Ramayana makes us fall in love with both Rama and Sita amid Valmiki’s poetic beauty, once again, eradicating all the doubts persisting in our minds till date. The golden age of Rama Rajya was never a myth and it is quite achievable as comprehended by the wisdom of our ancestors. If its ideals are brought forward, it would not be impossible for us to witness the same era of peace and knowledge, once again exhaling everywhere, for which every one of us is in search today.

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Tulsi and Rama

In this article, Ankit Sharma tells us what Lord Rama means to us. He analyzes how Rama is important to all Hindus and how time and again, some great bard like Goswami Tulsidas would re-enact the story and the legend of Rama to make it more accessible to the contemporary audience. He also tells us how the bards, the great poets who re-enacted the story of Rama were deeply and spiritually connected to Rama.

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The Making of Ramayana – Mark Tully on Ramanand Sagar’s Epic Creation

Ramayana is the dearest story to Hindus. Almost everyone knows it by heart. In modern times, Ramanand Sagar made a serial on it which was aired on Doordarshan. It was a hit like no other in the history of television. Traffic would stop. Shops would shut. Offices would halt, when the serial was going on. People would cry watching it. In hundreds. And yet, the 'secular intellectuals' of that period called it the most heinous production of fascist, Nazi, rightist, mass-murdering Hindus. That is how vicious, anti-people, anti-human left-liberal criticism can get. In this piece, Mark Tully, in his wonderfully pacifying style, tells us how important the serial was to India. How it connected to the very soul of India. As the serial is once again aired in these hard times, let us read what Mark Tully had to say about the audio-visual rendering of the greatest story ever told.

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