Ramayana by J.P Losty and Sumedha Verma Ojha
Written by Valmiki, a dacoit-turned-sage who lived at the same time as Rama himself, Ramayana follows the path of Rama. From his birth, valorous deeds, winning of the hand of Seeta in marriage, exile and suffering from Ayodhya, battle with Ravan to his triumphant return to his kingdom as the slayer of the demon of Lanka, this epic is a guide to navigating the complex pathways of life through the inspiration of paramatma taking an avatar to mingle with earthly beings and share their joys, sorrows and challenges. Beautifully illustrated with paintings from the Mewar Ramayana prepared for Rana Jagat Singh of Mewar (reg. 1628–52), this is the first time that paintings from different locations have been put together in one volume. In the hands of mid-seventeenth century artists the story of Ram has been turned artistically into a sophisticated expression of Rajput ideals and society.
- Author: J.P. Losty and Sumedha Verma Ojha
- Publisher: Roli Books, 2017
- 328 pages, 12.3" x 7.7"
- Color illustrations throughout
- ISBN: 9789351941231