Tulsidas (1532-1623 AD) poet and philosopher told the story of Ram, prince of
Ayodhya in Avadhi, a dialect of Hindi Spoken in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradhesh. Ram
Charit Manas consists of over thousand stanzas, each about 10-18 lines. Over the
years it has been dramatised and performed by numerous theatre troupes. The
dramatisation is known as Ramlila and has become an integral part of Dassera
celebrations, especially in th regions that speak Hindi.
By telling the story of Ram in a common language, Tulsidas made the Ramayan,
which was written originally in Sanskrit, accessible to the masses.
This Amar Chitra Katha Special Issue brings together Ram