Sri Ramacaritamanasa of Gosvami Tulasidasa Enjoys a unique place among the classics of the world-literature. It is a specimen of most exquisite poetry and can compare favourably with the best poem of the world. It was considered to be the best work on Devotion by Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest man of the modern world and styled as ‘the perfect example of the perfect book’ by foreign scholars. It is universally accepted by all classes of people from Bihar to the Punjab and from the Himalayas to the Narmada belt. According to an old Christian missionary, who is no more in this world, no one could hope to understand the people of upper India until he had mastered every line that Tulasidasa had written.
This universal appeal of the immortal poem encouraged us to publish a faithful and accurate English translation of the book with the original text critically edited with the utmost care on the basis of most authentic sources available and was published in Kalyana-Kalpataru in three instalments as the special number of the magazine.
For the first time in 1968 it was published in a consolidated form the original text in Nagari with English translation. It was given a hearty welcome by the readers and since then ten more impression were brought out.
For some times in the past we were pressurized to bring out an edition with the original text only in Roman characters coupled with English translation. We did it with the sole purpose that those also who cannot read Nagari Script particularly those who have migrated from India and settled abroad may get themselves benefited and enjoy the greatest epic of the world.
It is expected to supply a long felt desideratum and we shall deem out labour amply repaid if the volume finds acceptance with the English-reading public. The book will be found illustrated with some of the best picture available in our stock on the life of Sri Rama and relevant to the theme of Sri Ramacaritamansa. With thses few words of introduction we take leave of our kind readers and leave it to them to judge how far we have succeeded in preserving intact the beauties of the original in our translation.
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