Kamba Ramayana

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Kamba Ramayana

There is no mistaking the value of this version of the great Indian epic. Written in classical Tamil and heralded since it was written as a masterpiece of Dravidian literature, the Kamba Ramayana is unique. It derives from the tradition of the Valmiki Ramayana, but fleshes out a differing plotline. Also, the spiritual ideas expounded within this version are different from those in its North Indian counterpart. The poetry is richly hued, chanted as prayers in Hindu homes and temples, and has great storytelling appeal.