Ramayana – A Picture Story

You may ask as to why I would be referring to a picture story of Ramayana in this age where Ramayana is available in so many forms and media. May be it is nostalgia or that I have not seen the epic being presented in a picture book or that my wondering about what motivated the publisher in printing this story close to a hundred years ago. It is an impressive representation of the huge epic which has been depicted thru pictures in 108 slides!

I had this picture story as pages organized as inserts or slides in a book for a very long time; I wonder how this was actually printed originally for it seems that my maternal grandfather moved the pages into a book in order to preserve it more than anything else. Many years ago, I transferred these pages into plastic sleeves to protect them from further decay. 

You can see that this was published close to 100 years ago (1928 or around) and I am glad that they are in decent shape. The discolorations you see are because of scotch tape or variations there of used to fix the tears and other reasons that could have happened while they were being inserted into the book and plastic sleeves. There are a few missing pages.

This PDF files is a scan of these sheets.

You can also read it using this link https://archive.org/details/ramayana_202202