Ramayana Resources

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.

The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe

Explore Ramayana-related resources from this show at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum

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.

Teaching the Ramayana

A college-level module for teaching about the Ramayana from the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies