The book of childhood
Rāma And Sītā In The Daṇḍaka Forest
His name is Rāma… All men know of him, for he is self-controlled, mighty, radiant, steadfast and masterful.
The God Śiva Receives The Ganges In His Hair
And so, Rāma, the elder Haimavatī, worshipped by all the worlds… plunged from the sky with irresistible force onto Śiva’s gracious head.
Rāma Breaks Śiva’s Bow
Then, as though it were mere play to him, the righteous prince, the delight of the Raghus, strung the bow as thousands watched.
Return To Ayodhyā
Kausalyā, Sumitrā, fair-waisted Kaikeyī and the king’s other wives busied themselves with receiving the brides.
The book of Ayodhyā
Donning The Garb Of The Ascetic
Kaikeyī herself then brought the bark-cloth garments. “Put them on!” she said to Rāghava, unembarrassed before the crowd of people.
Crossing The Gaṅgā
“O goddess, you are the river of three paths, you behold the world of Brahmā and show yourself in our world as wife of the ocean king.”
The Death Of King Daśaratha
Like a night without stars, like a woman bereft of her husband, the city of Ayodhyā without its great king was cast into gloom.
The book of the forest
The Battle Of Jaṭāyus And Rāvaṇa
But as the bird persevered in his struggle on Rāma’s behalf, Rāvaṅa drew his sword and cut off his wings, feet, and flanks.
Sītā Drops Her Jewelry (detail)
The large-eyed, shapely Maithilī dropped her golden silk shawl among them, and her lovely ornaments, in hopes they might tell Rāma.
Rāma Searches Desperately For Sītā
Rāma dashed from tree to tree, from river to river, up and down the mountains, lost in lamentation and sinking ever deeper into the muddy waters of grief.
The book of Kishkinda, the monkey citadel
Hanumān Approaches Rāma And Lakṣmaṇa
“The lord of monkeys must receive men such as you, for you are intelligent and have subdued both your anger and your passions. How fortunate that you have appeared!”
The Monkey Armies Set Out
“Janaka’s daughter will see by this sign that you have come from me and she will not be afraid, best of monkeys.”
Hanumān Prepares To Cross The Ocean
Endowed with speed, intent on speed that wise and noble monkey, composed his mind and turned his thoughts to Laṇkā.
The book of Hanuman or the book of Wonders
Sītā In The Aśoka Grove
Deserving only happiness and unaccustomed to calamity, she was consumed with sorrow.
Sītā Reminds Rāvaṇa Of His Duties
Sītā placed a straw between Rāvaṅa and herself and said, “Turn your thoughts away from me and fix them on your own wives.”
Hanumān Lays Waste To The Aśoka Grove
Then Māruti, furious and terrifying in his valor, began to smash down the trees with the enormous force of his thighs like a raging gale.
The book of War
The Monkeys Build A Causeway Over The Ocean
“A whole host of monkeys has crossed the impassable ocean, and Rāma has done something unprecedented in building a bridge across the sea.”
The Rākṣasa Army
Fearsome-looking rākṣasa leaders, with fearsome eyes and bearing all kinds of weapons, marched forth.
Hanumān Takes The Mountain Of Medicinal Herbs Back To The Himālaya
The son of Vāyu, bearer of scents, swiftly took the mountain of healing herbs back to the Himalayas and then rejoined Rāma.
The Battle Between Rāma And Rāvaṇa
Perceiving those auspicious signs within himself, Rāma, exterminator of the rākṣasas, pressed Rāvaṅa harder still.
The book of the next world
Rāma Trônant En Majesté
(Forthcoming English translation)
Lakṣmaṇa Conduit Sītā En Exil
Rāma S’immerge Dans Les Flots De La Sarayū
I BĀLAKĀṆḌABook of childhood
II AYODHYĀKĀṆḌABook of Ayodhyā
III ARANYAKĀṆḌABook of the forest
IV KISKINDHĀKĀṆḌABook of Kishkinda
V SUNDARAKĀṆḌABook of Hanuman
VI YUDDHAKĀṆḌABook of War
VII UTTARAKĀṆḌABook of the next world