Rama and the Ramayana: Lessons in Dharma
Young scholars recognize how the Ramayana is a model for dharma. They appreciate the importance of Rama and Sita as role models for Indians and understand the central importance of dharma in Indian life
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Log in or sign up to save resources Epic Literature - The Ramayana (Story of Rama)
The story of Rama and Sita is one of the best-loved and most retold stories from the Ramayana. Learners in grades one through eight learn about heroes, anti-heroes, and Indian literature by reading story cards that summarize the story...
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