The Rāmāyaṇa on BBC Sounds with OCHS Fellow Dr Jessica Frazier

Listen to OCHS Fellow Jessica Frazier discuss the Ramayana on BBC Sounds’ “In our time” with Melvyn Bragg, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, and Naomi Appleton.
Text from BBC Sounds website:
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Ramayana, the ancient Hindu epic which is regarded as one of the greatest works of world literature. Its importance in Indian culture has been compared to that of the Iliad and Odyssey in the West, and it’s still seen as a sacred text by Hindus today.
Written in Sanskrit, it tells the story of the legendary prince and princess Rama and Sita, and the many challenges, misfortunes and choices that they face. About 24,000 verses long, the Ramayana is also one of the longest ancient epics. It’s a text that’s been hugely influential and it continues to be popular in India and elsewhere in Asia.