The Ramayana is one among the two greatest Hindu epics. It revolves around the life of Rama and his loved ones. Upon reading the Ramayana, one will realize that it portrays many ideal characters like the ideal wife, the ideal brother, the ideal servant, the ideal king and the ideal father. In the story, Rama’s beautiful wife, Sita, gets abducted by the King of Lanka, Ravana. From this point is where the most essential events unfold. The text consists of 24,000 verses in a total of seven books and 500 cantos. It is best known to spread knowledge about dharma and explores the concept to a great length. The Ramayana has influenced Sanskrit poetry and Indian culture. It is a tale that is told to every Hindu child during their growing years so as to make them aware of their religious roots and its strong values.
C. Rajagopalachari was an Indian lawyer, independence activists, politician, writer and statesman. He was the last Governor General of India and has served as leader of the Indian National Congress, Premier of the Madras Presidency and Governor of West Bengal.