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Hanuman’s Ramayana by Devdutt Pattanaik

Hanuman’ Ramayana is a new book written by Devdutt Pattanaik and is published by Tulika Publications. There is a popular belief that Hanuman had written a version of Ramayana even before Valmiki wrote his Ramayan. Legend has it that Valmiki was disappointed with his version of Lord Ram’s story when he met Hanuman and had read Hanuman’s Ramayana. This is the theme of Devdutt Pattanaik’s Hanuman’s Ramayana. The highlight of the book is the Mithila folk paintings by Nancy Raj. The book gives emphasis to illustrations.

About the book from Hanuman’s Ramayana flyer

Valmiki has barely put down his pen after completing his magnificent creation, the epic Ramayan, when he realizes he has competition. Then Sage Narada tells him that there is a better Ramayan, written by Hanuman. Valmiki is devastated! As the story of Hanuman's Ramayan unfolds, humorously and gently, so does the idea that there is no one version of the well-loved story about Ram, Sita, Hanuman and Ravan, but many. Here, the quirky illustrations based on the style of Mithila folk paintings tell their own story.

The book is available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati and Bangala.

The book is available online at Tulika Publications.

Hanuman’s Ramayana
Retold by Devdutt Pattanaik
Published by Tulika Publications
Price – Rs 135.00 (within India) US$ 9.50 (outside India)
Pages 24

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