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tl;dr A section of the Mahābhārata narrates the story of Rāma. This section, called the Rāmopākhyāna, is far shorter than the Rāmāyaṇa which, as you correctly note, is a different epic altogether. The story as told in the Ramopākhyāna also differs in some details from the Rāmāyaṇa. The exact textual relationship between Valmiki's Rāmāyaṇa and the ...


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The Mahabharata does not contain the Ramayana (an epic work 24000 verses long). It does, however, contain the so-called Ramopakhyana which (like the Ramayana) tells the story of Rama and Sita but (unlike the Ramayana) is only about 700 verses long. This is the "abbreviated version of the Ramayana" referred to in the Wikipedia article on the ...


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Shirin you made as sugar for Perwiz Ferhad shed blood as tears The poet Nizami Ganjavi, who lived in what is now Azerbaijan in the 12th Century, wrote a poem 'Khosrow o Shirin' which is based on a pre-Islamic story from Persian historical epics based on real events. In this story a Persian king, Khosrow II Parviz (I assume this last name is the same name as '...


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