The Valmiki Ramayana is read all over India with great reverence and love. The book is a relgious epic and story of Rama, an incarnation of God.We read about his banishment into the woods, the kidnapping of his wife Sita by Ravana, and battle with Ramana to get her back. It's a great story that has been enjoyed for centuries. We have other editions of the Ramayana that might be more suitable for a first time reading.
This edition includes Devanagri Sanskrit text and English translation with numerous color plates.
Volume I:(Balakanda, Ayodhyakanda, Aranyakanda, and Kiskindhakanda)
Volume II: (Sundarakanda, Lankakanda, and Uttarakanda).