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Ramayana
Index of Ramayana Author -C.RajaGopalachari
Kulapati's Preface Preface
The Conception Sage Viswamitra
Trisanku Raama Leaves Home
Raama Slays The Monsters Seetha
Bhageeratha And The Story Of Ganga Ahalya
Raama Wins Seeta's Hand Parasuraama's Discomfiture
Festive Preparations Manthara's Evil Counsel
Kaikeyi Succumbs Wife Or Demon?
Behold A Wonder! Storm And Calm
Seeta's Resolve To The Forest
Alone By Themselves Chitrakoota
A Mother's Grief Idle Sport And Terrible Result
Last Moments Bharata Arrives
Intrigue wasted Bharata Suspected
The Brothers Meet Bharata Becomes Raama's Deputy
Viraadha's End Ten Years Pass
The Soorpanakha Episode Kamban's Soorpanakha
Khara And His Army Liquidated The Path Of Ruin
The Golden Stag The Good Bird Jataayu
Closely Guarded Raama Disconsolate
A Second Father Dies Left Eyelids Throb
He Sees Her Jewels Sugreeva's Doubts Cleared
The Slaying Of Vaali Taara's Grief
Anger And Reconciliation The Search Begins
Son Of Vaayu The Search In Lanka
Seeta In The Asoka Park Raavana's Solicitation
First Among The Astute Seeta Comforted
Seeta And Hanumaan Inviting Battle
The Terrible Envoy Hanumaan Bound
Lanka In Flames A Carnival
The Tidings Conveyed The Army Moves Forward
Anxiety In Lanka Raavana Calls A Council Again
Vibheeshana The Vaanara's Doubt
The Doctrine Of Surrender And Grace The Great Causeway
The Battle Begins Seeta's Joy
Serpent Darts Raavana's Defeat
The Giant Is Roused Is This Naaraayana Himself?
The Death Of Indrajit End Of Raavana
The End Epilogue
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FIRST AMONG THE ASTUTE

THE boldest and most strong-minded woman may, if kept in captivity for a long period, lose heart and become depressed.

Seeta hoped month after month that her lord would discover her whereabouts and come to her rescue. Sick with disappointed hope, alone in the midst of enemies, she clung to life only from an abiding faith in the love of Raama which made her feel that he would surely come.

The raakshasis plied her with what from their point of view was well-meant counsel. "Won't you listen to our advice? You are a human and so lack sense. You still hold on to this wretched man-husband of yours.

"Your proper place is our King's bed-chamber. That is the place for every kind of pleasure. But spurning his offer, you are forever thinking of your worthless husband. Why are you still fond of this luck-less wretch driven out of his kingdom? You will never see him again. Yield to Raavana and be happy."

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