King of Ayodhya (2006) is the sixth and final installment of a six-part series of books written by Ashok Banker, which chronicles the events of the Ramayana in a modern retelling of the Indian epic. The series revolves around the stories of Rama, Lakshman, and Sita and their struggles against the demon-king Ravana, highlighting the intense love of Rama and Sita and the young prince's adherence to Dharma.
This novel focuses primarily upon the events of the Lankakanda, the final chapter of the original text (although a secondary insertion called the Uttarakanda is often included in the Ramayana), and details the war of Lanka.
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