The Ramayana is one of the world's longest, oldest, and most admired epic poems. First composed in India over 2,000 years ago and now some 24,000 couplets long, the Ramayana describes Prince Rama's marriage to Sita, their banishment, her kidnaping, he rrescue, and their reunion. Apart from its popularity in India, the epic is well known in other parts of Asia, including Indonesia (especially Java) and Thailand.
Word Ways: Vol. 16
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Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol16/iss2/3