Scholars discover 6th-century Ramayana in Kolkata library

(18 December 2015, Kolkata)  Scholars have discovered a 6th-century manuscript of the Hindu epic Ramayana by chance.

The manuscript was found tucked inside a Purana at Kolkata-based Sanskrit library, Samskrita Sahitya Parishad, reported The Times of India on Friday.

This version of Ramayana shows both Ram and Sita more as humans and largely deals with their separation.

This version of Ramayana is different from the more accepted 4th BC Valmiki Ramayana and has just five kandas (sections) instead of the popularly-accepted seven.

ZeeNews has the story here.