Ramayana, the story of the Rama-Ravana-Yuddha, is an immortal composition of Valmiki and presents us a national event of ancient India in a poetic form. Names of Iksvaku, Dasaratha, Asvapati, Janaka, Rama and Sita are incidentally the characters of the Ramayana.
Translation of M.N. Dutt is very lucid in reading but the editor made some changes in the present edition according to the Sanskrit text. Dr. Ramashraya Sharma an authantic personality on Ramayana has written an eloborated introduction and in the end of volume, the index of verses is very useful for the researchers and layman also.