Reading in depth

A separate booklet gives the necessary critical apparatus for a deeper understanding of the text. It comprises explanatory notes, a pronunciation guide to Sanskrit, an introduction to each of the books in the epic, the origin of the Valmiki’s work, as well as an index of the principal heroes, demons, gods and places in the story.

Crossing the Yamunā

Crossing the Yamunā By Miskin and Narayana. Mughal school, 1588–1592.Gouache and gold on paper. Courtesy of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust, The City Palace, Jaipur.