and retold in prose form by R.K. Narayan 1973 The story of Rama who battles the demon Ravana to rescue his abducted wife. This version is based on the popular 11th century
Tamil version by Kamban and not the 4th century Sanskrit original by
Valmiki.Although it of course lacks
much, being hugely cut from the myth- and parable-rich epic style, I enjoyed it
a lot. It is told in a readable, page-turning novelist's style.