Gītarāmāyaṇam (2011)

Sanskrit epic poem of the Gītakāvya (lyrical poetry) genre consisting of 1008 songs. The songs are divided into seven Kāṇḍas (books), with every Kāṇḍa being sub-divided into one or more Sargas (cantos). There are 28 cantos in all; each canto consists of 36 songs. The songs of the epic are based on rhythms and tunes or Rāgas found in the folk music and classical music of India. Each song in sung by one or more characters of the Rāmāyaṇa or by the poet. The songs progressively narrate the Rāmāyaṇa via monologues, dialogues and multilogues. There are occasional Sanskrit verses between the songs, which take the narrative forward.

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