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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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KAIKEYI SUCCUMBS

Kaikeyi, who bad looked upon Raama as her own son, was enmeshed in Manthara's arguments and became helpless.

"Indeed, I am afraid," she said. "Tell me what we should do. Am I to be a servant to Kausalya? Never, Bharata must be crowned. You are quite right. And Raama must be sent to forest. But how shall we get all this done? Tell me. You are clever and know the way."

And she clung to Manthara. In Kaikeyi's eyes at that time Manthara's crooked frame appeared handsome. This is not a joke; it is a subtle psychological phenomenon,

"This is indeed strange, Kaikeyi," said Manthara. "Is it for me to tell you bow this could be brought about? Have you really forgotten? Or, are you only pretending? But if you want me to say it, I shall do so. Listen."

And then she paused. Kaikeyi, all impatient, cried: "Tell me, tell me. Somehow Bharata must be crowned and Raama's coronation must be stopped."

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