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  • Summary

  • Audible presents Many Ramayana, Many Lessons, an Audible Original. Written by best-selling writer, Anand Neelakantan. 

    Disclaimer: The opinions expressed and interpretations given on this show are personal to the individual appearing on the show, and not those of Audible. Audible fully acknowledges and respects other perspectives and viewpoints with regard to the subjects of the episodes. The content featured in this show should in no way be construed as an accurate or true representation of any religious texts, or religion. This show is not intended to offend or defame any individual, entity, caste, community, race, or religion or to denigrate any institution or person, living or dead, and does not intend to outrage, insult, defame or hurt any religious sentiments, beliefs, or feelings of any person, entity, class, or community. Listener's discretion is strongly advised.

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Episodes
  • Foreword: Why Ramayana Lessons?

    Many Ramayanas, Many Lessons: Chapter 1
    Jul 30 2021
    There are many Ramayanas across Asia. This book is an attempt to introduce different versions of this great epic and draw enduring lessons from this vast tradition. The story is told in chronological order, with interesting detours to introduce the various versions of this epic that exist across Asia.
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    12 mins
  • The Beginning: Ratnakara

    Many Ramayanas, Many Lessons: Chapter 2
    Jul 30 2021
    Sage Narada explains to the robber Ratnakara what karma is – that everyone must take responsibility for their actions and eat the fruits of their actions. He shows him a way towards redemption from a life of sin. The stage is set for the composition of the Ramayana.
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    13 mins
  • The Poet

    Many Ramayanas, Many Lessons: Chapter 3
    Jul 30 2021
    Sage Valmiki is moved by a bird's death in the act of love, killed by a heedless hunter. Angered, Valmiki curses the hunter. But Sage Narada counsels him not to be judgemental about anyone, saying there is a cause for everything. He then relates the reason why Rama and Ravana were born.
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    8 mins

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WOW

Beautiful narration loaded with postivity.My kids listen to this before bed.They love it.I would surely recommend it to everyone who want their kids to learn values and positivity.

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Fascinating Story

Very well narrated. Enjoyed every chapter. Loved the way author summarized various folk Ramayanas and tried to put together a different concept.

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Well narrated the great epic of ancient India

Been told from thousands of years, Ramayan has touched the lives of countless people and it will continue to do so. A narration of many rewritten Ramayana is explanatory due to evolution of human societies and geography. Very well narrated, spoken with beautiful soundtrack.

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wonderfully written, superbly presented

wonderfully written after wide reading n research. excellent presentation and music. loved it so much that finished it in three days. brings out so much more than we generally know from Tulsidas Ramayan which is popular in central India. the author has brought out nice lessons too. thanks Anand

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Good work

listen with absolute open mind to learn. it truly has lots of learnings for everyone.

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excellent audio and story

loved listening to the story, versions and interpretations. Great work. well presented and performed. Recommended.

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beautiful

the whole book was mesmerizing. I fell there is flaws in certain chapter when they mention that the dark skinned is a bad one.
writing a book with this much intense knowledge, I did not expect this; as krishna and rama himself are considered to be dark In color

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a Spiritual Hook

the Narrator was as easy as the story itself, my dad and myself enjoyed not just listening, but knowing of the different thoughts and the effort of compiling knowledge from Anand, who has read or experienced various Ramayana. Every person inclined towards ethical believes should take some time and listen many ramayanas.

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Excellent. Several unknown aspects from Ramayana.

Excellent. I have learnt several unknown aspects from Ramayana. Ramayana of different regions. Beautifully written. Beautifully narrated.

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A good read

Bringing different stories of Ramayana with different perspectives and presenting to reader is a novel thought. Kudos to Mr. Neelakanthan.

The narrator has pulled it off reasonably well. But there were places where he could have pronounced the names of the characters properly!

It was a lovely read.

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