The Ramayana
Countless versions of the Rama epic have been produced in numerous formats and languages. Previous English versions have sometimes been either too short to capture the magnitude of the original or too secular in presenting what is, in effect, scripture; or have tended to be dry, line-by-line translations. Novelist Ramesh Menon has rendered the tale in lyrical prose that conveys all the beauty and excitement of the original, while making this spiritual and literary classic accessible to a new generation of readers.