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A Companion to Rāmcaritmānas

Reading the Rāmcaritmānas: A Companion to the Awadhi Ramayana of Tulsidas by Rupert Snell with Neha Tiwari, Delhi: Primus Books, 2023; pp xxiii + 503, `1,995.

Reading the Rmcaritmnas: A Companion to the Awadhi Ramayana of Tulsidas is a book that the reader may find unusual to be reviewed in the  since the authors silently avoid politicisation of this masterpiece. As its subtitle indicates, this book is a companion to the Ramaritmnas through a detailed introduction, selected passages and their glossaries. Both the introduction and the passages can be a joy to read for being inspired or written by one of the most outstanding poets of India, Tulsidas. If a modern, anglicised reader wonders why Tulsidas is considered to be a great poet, this book might be the right one to turn to.

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Published On : 9th Mar, 2024

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