This is a somewhat specialised book; perhaps the market is for the westerner who wants to understand the life of Rama through reading the Ramayana, one of the great spiritual epics of India. I'm half way through this book and have to say that it's growing strongly on me. If you haven't read the Indian epics before, the nearest comparison to the Ramayana would be the mythology of ancient Greece. There are some parallels - it's about an heroic age from the distant past, honour and correctness of conduct are part of spiritual evolution, the deities interact much more with events on earth than they do today, amazing miracles and transformations occur, and so on. However, there's a special realism to the Ramayana and you do find yourself being drawn into a mysterious and beautiful world of very long ago; this world seeps into your being in a very positive and energising way. Krishna Dharma tells the story well. I bought this version because I wanted to read the Ramayana and Krishna Dharma's got a 5-star rating. It's a great book and it deserves another five stars, in my opinion. Having never been exposed to the Ramayana before, I'd say this is a great experience. Check it out, if the literature of India attracts you.