Scene from the epic Ramayana: Kumbhakarna battles the monkeys, 1100-1200 CE, former kingdom of Angkor

Read summaries of the narrative, including one illustrated with art from different regions. See a beautiful digitized version of the tale. Watch a controversial modern film based on the epic.

Ramayana Summary

Read a detailed summary of the epic.

Ramayana Slideshow

See imagery from a number of traditions, showing a variety of visual interpretations of the epic.

Searchable Mewar Ramayana

View extremely detailed images from one version of the text. (Be patient while this site loads! )

Sita Sings the Blues 

Before you choose to use this film in class, learn more about the controversy surrounding this film by reading this NY Times article.