Friday, January 21, 2005

Ramayana of the world

Never really figured out what makes the Ramayana so special. Seriously. It is at best a mediocre work of fiction with one or two good moments.
The Mahabharata, on the other hand, is a great work, at par with the greatest fiction ever written. My obsession with the Mahabharata dates back to the time when I figured out the nuances of Ashwathhama, the character, and went into a flurry of accumulating (and reading) different versions, adaptations and renditions of the story.
Anyway...a blog isn't the best place to hold forth on the book. Which brings me to the reason for blogging on the Ramayana right now.
Discovered this rather interesting site on the Ramayana.