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Rama

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RAMA

ON lJIE BMiK OF lJIE RIIIER $///?,t/ YU ST/lIVOS


TilE CITY OF /lYa?HYA. LOIVG /lGO. RA.l1I
OI1$11I1RI1THI1 RULEO OVER IT. HE HI10FatR $0111$-
RI1MI1. UK@I1I11I1. 8I{;{IRI1T/1 MID SIII1TRU6'IIIV/I.
WHAT IS
LA XMAN A,
LOOK AT HIM! I
""=':::'/-::-
THE ARROW RAMA SAID HE
HAS HIT THAT
~IOLI LLJ HIT IT!
STONE!

/('''M'' ,<' Q( ( .1/ OF QUEEN KI!USNALY/I, BIfA~IITA OF QUEEN


k'/iIKE'r, "'.v LIIXIY!I!N/I IINO SNATRUGNNII OF QUEEN SUIY!ITRII,
B {/T THCY if/ERE IILL DEEPLY IITTACIfED TO ONE ANOTHER.

RIIIY!IIS SkiLL UlI TN THE BOUI liND I?I?I?OUl UlA'6' kNOWN F/IR
A'VD Wh9E. ,w TilE J{//VGLE. $/iGE tIISHWIiMITRlIl!lSO REJJ?EMBERED IT
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/)IlSll/lR/lTI{/I. R/Illf/l /lh/)
.I6W6U". ONE t:W Y _

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THE ANIMALS AND DEMONS
BIRDS ROAM ABOUT THEM NO
FREELY NO W. MORE. MY SON!

HE WHO SU CCEEDS
IN STRINGING THE BOW
WILL WIN SITA'S
HAND IN MARRIAGE.
ONE liFTER IINOTN~ EACH ONE OF US
TRIEO TO STRING THE Bow. HAS FAILED
SURELY WE CAN
LIFT THI S BO W
TOGETHER!
-~ I

~::~~~~i~~,;~~~r.R~AMA.MY
SON! ALL THE
OTHERS HAVE
FAILED. NOW
LIFT THE 80\\11
AND BRING
HAPPINESS
SITA!

RI/MI/ LIFTEO THE BOu/


EIISIL Y. IT BRtI'(E "WOER
NIS

$ITI/ LOOKEO LIP IINO WIIS


PLEIISED TO SEE R//IWI.
5
.wNEN THE NIIPPY NEWS REIICNEO IIYOONYII,KING OIiSN/lRIITNII
FOR liT TNE NEIlD OF II PROCESS ON

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!Ill WERE PLE,qSEOroflEfiR
THE NEWS -EXCEPT IWWTHIIRII.

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,",-Ut,toN KAUSHALYA'S
WILL RULE" AND
YOU WILL HAVE"TO
BOTH THE THE U//CKEO M.4/t>:5' WORt'S
Mr,'Ti.i,,'j; AND SON! THEIR EFFECTON KIVKEV/.

THE KJNG ONCE


GRANT YOU TWO WHY THIS
MAKE THEM NOW- LET DISPLEASURE
BHARATA BE CROWNED MY DEAR?
KING AND LET RAMA BE
SENT FOR

IIfIlOE IIER Wt.SIIES KNOWN" IF YOU DONT


KEEP YOUR
IF YOU SO DESIRE, PROMISE,THE
I WILL CROWN W~IOL"E WORLD
BHARATA THAT
KING, BUT THE
OTHER ,!,!I~.J(
IS VERY
HARSH,
DEAR!

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TNE KI/vG' FELL WilEN RIIM/I
WNEN HE NEIIRtJ I SHALL KEEP
MY FATHER'S
PROMISE,
MOTHER!

/lND CW /lCCOMP...wWNG RIIM/I TO 77IE


fJEQDLE QC /IYOONV/I

WHEN OlJ8K t-Cl.L


RESTED.
EIiRl YNEXT
MORNlNG -

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BlICK IN ,9ya;wYA, TilE MINISTER
PRESENTEO IIIMSELF
BEFORE mE KING.

EVERYTHING IS
FINE-AT LEAST FOR
YOU. NOW. YOU WILL
BE THE KING. YOUI<'
,Alrl<C'O IS DEAD
GONE

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FORGET YOUR
ATTEND TO THE
STATE! THAT IS

liT Cf{fTRIIKOOT, WHERE RIIMII. LAXMIlIlfIi liNt> S(TII 11110 MIIOE lh'EIR IIOME_

IS
HIS ARMIES
US. I WILL.

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DEAR RANIA! WE
ALLWPNT YOU
TOGO BACK TO
AYODHYA!

FORGIVE ME
GURUDEV, I CAN'T
BREAK MY
FATHER'S PROMISE

AND I CAN NOT ACCEPT


THE KINGDOM. IF YOU
ARE Nor COMING BACK,

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/I$S(/IJ?EO /I
lAM ONLY HIS /lAlO
SERVANT! HE IS SlT/I.
ONE fOR YOU.

ENRA6'EtJ, I/IXII?IIN/I CNaA"EO OCF NER NalC IINO EIIR$.


CO(/$/AI$, KNIiR// //NO OOOSNIW/I, FOR NElP.

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I DOOSIIANI
OARED TO DO THIS
TO YOUR SISTER!

KHIVi'IIIWO O~1W1 C/lME MTH /I MIGHTY /I.e1?Y 0" OEMOAIS TO


RtSNT R/iM/I.

THE TEN-HEADED RAVAlVh', TilE KIAIG


.5WElVaII

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I?AVANA! I?AMA
IS POWEI?FUL.
TO FIGHT HIM
IS NOT

THAT DEER IS
SO BEAUTIFUL!
I WANT IT

IN PI/NONIIIIIITI -

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BUT
RAMA
HAS
ASKED
ME
NOT TO
LEAVE
YOU
ALONE.

TRICK
BY THIS
DEMON.
FOOl! YOU
DARED TO
"I GHT

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WHEN RIIMI1 REIICHED THE S'POT POOR JATAYU
IN GEI1RCH QC" SIT/1 - HE GAVE
HIS LIFE FOR , .'

SVGREEIIII, 8I?OTI(ER OF TII.;;;:


IO_ .I
!fIlNVMII#.

LIITER-

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ANt> IfIEEKS, TIlE ARMY ( y MONKEY6'!im> &'ARS.
ATtAST REAC/,IW T/,I SOOT/,IERN 8/1 ~~~~

NOW, YOU
--:::~~ -<J ALONE CAN
_~"J. JUMP ACROSS
THE

lE/IPED INTO WLANK/I-

THERE .
THAT
MUST BE
SITA.

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H.4IVU'M.41V CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT
RIIM.4'8 RAMA.I W OULD
RATHER KILL
MYSELF. RAMA'S
RING! HOW DID
IT GET HERE!

I BROUGHT THIS
RING WITH

H.4I11UMIW
<lUMPED
OOWN.

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IIMlUMAN HAD KNOCKED DOWIV THE OEMCW8 IN AIVO /IROONO THE
I3fIROEIV. RAIIAN/l SENT MORE MEN WITIIII/$ SON, AKSIl/iY/I KUMAR.

NOW. MEGHNAD.
SON. ARREST THAT
MONKEY AND BRING
___--'H 1M HERE!

THAT
MONKEY
HAS
KILLED
PRINCE
AKSHAY
KUMAR
AS WELL!

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THIS WILL
BE FUN
TO WATCH.

RUN! RUN FOR YOUR


LIVES! THIS MONKEY
IS DANGEROUS.

HIlI/ING BtlRNT LIIIIIKfI, HlltVLlMlI1II RETURNED TD R/lMfI'S CIlIVIP.


SITA IS IN LANKA.
SHE ASKED ME TO GIVE
YOU THIS JEWEL.
LANKA SHOULD NOW
BE INV:<IDloD!

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,II h'U6E BEMS /lNO OTHERS,

23
IVCI5'L RIIMII GIlliE REFU'Q!:" TO
HE SEEKS
ASYLUM,

t4~S~UGREEVA!
I CAN'T
TURN '-IIN,II

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C/J{/RT OF RIiI//llVII.
:r-'=:'

GO. TELL RAMA THAT I


WILL NOT SURRENDER!
WE WANT WAR!

HlITH M'
IIRROIf/8Y
ME6IINIIO,
RI1I1ANII'S
SON.

IF ONLY THE

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R/I//?/I U/1iS flE/lRT- 8ROKEN.

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8t!T NOW BROTIIER K(/II7BH/I- HOWEVER, RI//I?II WI/S I110RE
K/iRNIi 6'TIIRTEO

I/NO saw KtiMBH/IK/IRN/I


FELL ~~~&

RIIVI/NII'6' SON

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liE CIIOUIEREO 1/ CONT7MIO(J$
OF IIRROfAl8 fAIITII
ON THE MONKEY

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TfiEN R!9IJ?// AND
RIJI/IJN// CI//YlE FIICE TO
F/ICE. NOW RIIM// /1/10
II CfllIRIOT SENT 7lJ

CAN'T
AI';ID LIVE!
CHARIO T
SAVE

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THERE W/iS RWIC IN
/lRMY. c.w:y

/16
OFF.
P i

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VIBHEESHANA!
NOW YOU WILL
OVER LANKA!
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SITA, MY
DEAR,
YOUR
DAYS OF
UNHAPP I-
NESS ARE
, " )lAI OVER

RIWIA 111118
C&7I1IM"O
I<1NG,w
IIYOOHYII
11 Rtli.EO
Fat? II?IINY
YEIIRS.

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Arnar Chitra Katha is a colledion of illustrated classics that retell stories from Indian mythology,
history, folktale and legend , through the fascinating medium of comics. Over 400 titles have
been published in the Amor Chi tro Kotha comic series that are approved by parents, appreciated
by children and accepted by schools.

Mythology
501Krishno 525 Toles 01 Arjuna 570 Doshoratho
502 Honumon 531 I(g.na 571 Dnl\lVO ond Ashtovokra
510 Buddha 533 Abhimonyu 572 Ancestol"S 01 Ramo
511 Sovit,; 547 Gorudo 5B9 Krishna or>d Shishupolo
512 Tole-s 01Vishnu 565 Orono 592 Ghatotkocha
520 Toles 01 No.odo 566 SUI'(O 612 Urvoshi
52 4 Ir>dro and Shibi 5671ndro and Shachi 663 Aniruddha

Folktal es
507 Nolo Domoronti 558 8irbol the Clever 607 A Bog of Gold Coins
523 Romon 01 Tenoli 559 Birbol Ihe Jusl 621 Udorono
543 Jotoko Tole-s: Manke--, Stories 578 Ke$Ori tfle Flying Thiel 625 Bottle of Wits
553 Jotoko Tole$: Jockol Stories 580 Inimitoble Bilbol 659 Devi Choudhuroni
554 Jotoko Toles: Elephant Stories 581 Ramon the Matchless Wil 664 King KUlho
555 1otoko Toles: Deer Slories 584 Gopol lhe Jester 667 Bikol the Terrible
557 r 587 Birbol the Genius 713 The Fool's Disciples

History
508 Chonokyo 606 Rani Ovr90voli 685 Chand Bibi
536 Asnoko 627 Horsho 701 Noor Johon
563 Rono Protop 630 Rono Songo 704 Jol!ionwolo Bogh
568 Vikramodityo 632 V"odyosogor 722 Megostnenes
579 Modhvochoryo 648 Somudra GuplO 723 Jnaneshwor
603 Akbor 676 Rona Kurnbho 725 Subono Rorio
604 Prilhviroi Chouhon 682 Tonoii 734 Sando Bchadu.

Biography
517 Vivekonondo 56 4 Shivoii 647lo1 Bchodur Shastri
535 Mirabal 600 91""......1 Singh 650 Monotmo Gandhi
539 Rani 01 Jhonsi 61 1 Bobosoheb Ambedkor 678 Veer Sovorkor
544 SubOos Chandra Bose 6 13 Soordos 679 Swomi Pronovonondo
548 Robindranolh Togore 63 1 Choitonyo Mohoprabhu 693 ./oyoprokosh Narayan
551 Tulsidos 636 K' ishnodevo Royo 700 Jowoharlol Nehl\l
563 Tilok 732 Swami

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Rama
The Rama.,ana is the earliest epic poem written in Sanskrit, and is the oldest work of poetrv . hs author, sage
Valmikl is known lIS the 'Adi Xavi' or pristine poet .

It is Slid that the poem flowed from the compassionate heart of Valmiki when he witnessed the sorrow of a
female Krauncha bird when the merciless arrow of a hunter killed its mate. This 'spontaneous overflow of
powerlul emotions' saw the creation of a powerful epic that stin inspires the soul of India. 2000 yeats after
it was Urs! written .

The Ramayanl is such an integral part of our heritage that our apparent diversities are reflected in differing
versions written in various languages, The Ramayanas of Kamban. Tulsidas. Kirtivas and Tunchan. are
variations of the same theme.

This sublime theme is embodied in the charlcter 01 Rama and Sitl - the highest ideals 01 'min' and 'woman',
The idea that God fulliUs Himself through the best of men is conveyed thtough Rima's life.

This is the story of the Ramayana. The story narrated in the 10Howing pages is based on RamcharitManas of
Tulsidas.

Editor: Anant Pai


Illustrations: Pratap Mulick Cover: Pratap Mulick

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