The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic about Rama. It is one of the two most important ancient epics of India, the first one being the ancient Mahabharata. The epic was originally written by sage Valmiki of Ancient India. The book has about 96,000 verses and is divided into seven parts. The story of the Ramayana is about Prince Rama who has been exiled from his kingdom of Ayodhya. He goes on to kill king Ravana of Lanka in a long battle.
Indian Miniature Paintings are intricate, colorful handmade illuminations, executed carefully with delicate brushwork.
Some of the noted miniature schools were those of Mughals, Rajputs, Pahari and Deccan. The Rajput paintings, patronized by royalty, were aristocratic, distinctive, strong in portraiture, and reflected personal glory and vanity.