Ravana seizes Sita

Ravana seizes Sita

The Rama Epic LIVE

The Rama Epic LIVE

International Ramayana Festival in the Philippines

International Ramayana Festival in the Philippines

The abduction of Sita

The abduction of Sita

Hanuman breaks off the mountaintop with the healing herbs

Hanuman breaks off the mountaintop with the healing herbs

Ending Version A (Happily ever after)

Ending Version A (Happily ever after)

South Indian shadow-puppet performance

South Indian shadow-puppet performance

Battle between Rama and Ravana

Battle between Rama and Ravana

Indrajit ensnares Rama and Lakshmana

Indrajit ensnares Rama and Lakshmana

Hanuman fetches the healing herbs

Hanuman fetches the healing herbs

The abduction of Sita

The abduction of Sita

Ravana battles Rama

Ravana battles Rama

The Artist Project: Nalini Malani

The Artist Project: Nalini Malani

Mourning for the death of Ravana

Mourning for the death of Ravana

The abduction of Sita

The abduction of Sita

Rama rejects Sita

Rama rejects Sita

Moyna sings her Ramayana scroll

Moyna sings her Ramayana scroll

Devotional hymn to Hanuman (Hanuman Chalisa)

Devotional hymn to Hanuman (Hanuman Chalisa)

Rama and Hanuman defeat Ravana

Rama and Hanuman defeat Ravana

The Ramayana: An Indian Epic

The Ramayana: An Indian Epic

Hanuman opens his chest to reveal Rama and Sita

Hanuman opens his chest to reveal Rama and Sita

Sita’s trial by fire

Sita’s trial by fire

Kumbhakarna battles the monkeys

Kumbhakarna battles the monkeys

Ramayana storytelling performance

Ramayana storytelling performance

Indonesian rod-puppet (wayang golek) performance

Indonesian rod-puppet (wayang golek) performance

Cambodian shadow-puppet performance

Cambodian shadow-puppet performance

Hanuman leaps to the Himalayas

Hanuman leaps to the Himalayas

Sita rejects Ravana's advances

Sita rejects Ravana’s advances

Excerpts from Sita’s Daughters

Excerpts from “Sita’s Daughters”

Vishnu's gatekeepers: Jaya and Vijaya

Vishnu’s gatekeepers: Jaya and Vijaya

Sita’s trial by fire

Sita’s trial by fire

Decades-long effort to translate Valmiki Ramayana completed

Decades-long effort to translate Valmiki Ramayana completed

Burning of an effigy of Ravana

Burning of an effigy of Ravana

Rama tries to catch the golden deer

Rama tries to catch the golden deer

Rama leaves earth

Rama leaves earth

The abduction of Sita

The abduction of Sita

Hanuman returns with the healing herbs to cure Lakshmana

Hanuman returns with the healing herbs to cure Lakshmana

Ravana seizes Sita

Ravana seizes Sita

The golden deer appears and attracts Sita's interest

The golden deer appears and attracts Sita’s interest

Ending Version A (Happily ever after)

Ending Version A (Happily ever after)

The demon Maricha tries to dissuade Ravana

The demon Maricha tries to dissuade Ravana

Thai shadow-puppet performance

Thai shadow-puppet performance

Ravana seizes Sita

Ravana seizes Sita

Rama kills Ravana

Rama kills Ravana

The abduction of Sita

The abduction of Sita

The Ramayana in pre-colonial Philippine dance (Singkíl)

The Ramayana in pre-colonial Philippine dance (Singkíl)

Robert Goldman chants the Ramayana

Robert Goldman chants the Ramayana

Ending Version B (Or not . . .)

Ending Version B (Or not . . .)

Sita's trial by fire

Sita’s trial by fire