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In The Footsteps Of Rama: Travels with the Ramayana

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Vikrant Pande and Neelesh Kulkarni's quest to retrace the trail of Rama's fabled travels during his years in exile began with their trying to locate Chitrakoot on the map and realizing that they had little idea where it might be. Curious about the places mentioned in the Ramayana, they set off on a journey of their own, following Rama's route from Ayodhya to the Dandakaranya forest and Panchavati (near Nashik) and on to Kishkindhya (close to Hampi), Rameshwaram and Sri Lanka. Along the way they would discover how closely the narrative of the Ramayana is linked to local folklore, and how the stories of the Ramayana and the moral framework that binds them together still speaks to the people who live in the land across which Rama, Sita and Lakshman made their journey. For the armchair traveller as well as the enthusiast for epic tales, this is a wonderful book with which to revisit the world of the Ramayana.

    Hardcover, 272 pages
    Published 26-04-2021
  • Original Title : In The Footsteps Of Rama: Travels with the Ramayana
  • Publisher : HarperCollins India
  • Genre : Ramayana , Ancient , Non
  • ISBN : 9354226388 (ISBN13: 9789354226380)
  • Edition :first
  • Language : English
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Shwetha Halambi rated it
December 26, 2021
If there is one book I thouroughly enjoyed reading in recent times, it is 'In the footsteps of Rama: Travels with the Ramayana' by two authors Vikrant Pande and Neelesh Kulkarni. It is a delightful read with its easy flow and subtle humour which appears unexpectedly. The authors effortlessly took us along with them to both the famous and obscure places visited by Rama, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman. As a reader, I felt surprised not just at the present condition of those places -good or bad- but also by the devotion local people show to an event t ... more
Nidhi Mohan rated it
December 08, 2021
I would like to thank Indic book club for sending across this book. If you have ever wondered that the places mentioned in ramayana still exist ? Well then this book will quench your curiosity. In The Footsteps Of Rama is an extensively researched book by the authors Vikrant Pande and Neelesh Kulkarni. It is a Travelogue that the authors themselves set out to cover a journey that many bharatvaasis only walk through in their imagination and minds. A myriad of temples, tales woven into the sands of time with the footsteps of Shri Rama, his d ... more

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