The epic RAMAYANA written by Valmiki thousands of years ago gave inspiration to several litterateurs in India through the centuries. Though told a thousand times, the story of Shri Rama does not become stale.
This book, especially written for children by Bharati Sukhtankar with the assistance of Swami Chinmayananda, awakens in one a sense of beauty and wonder. The language is lyrical - the sentences are short and crisp and the style is racy. The story of Shri Rama is not just narrated as an ancient tale full of sound and fury signifying nothing. The narration is interspersed with descriptions of the sights and sounds of Nature.
A special feature of the book is the introductory chapter on "Tell, Never Teach a Story". It is an article by Swami Chinmayananda meant for parents and Bala Vihars.