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In The Footsteps Of Rama: Travels with the Ramayana


 | Book Awards 2022 | English Non-fiction

In The Footsteps Of Rama: Travels with the Ramayana

Full Title: In The Footsteps Of Rama: Travels with the Ramayana

Author: Vikrant Pande and Neelesh Kulkarni
Publisher: Harper Collins India

Award Category: English Non-fiction
About the Book: 

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.

About the Author: 

After graduating from IIM Bangalore, Vikrant spent 2 decades in
corporate career and is now a full time author.

His translation 'The Tatas, How a Family Built a Business and a Nation' got
the Gaja Capital Best Business Book 2019 award. Vikrant is a regular
speaker at various Literature Festivals and is advisor to Kalinga
Literature Festival.

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