Excerpt from The Raghuvanca, the Story of Raghu's Line The Introduction tells the story of the poet and the poem. For the Mythological Notes which follow, and which I hope will help English readers, I ask the special indulgence of Scholars. A Note on Pronunciation is added. The Index is intended only to supplement very shortly the Mythological Notes. For the Illustrations which embellish my book I am indebted to the kind permission of Miss Growse, of Thursby Hall, Haslemere, Surrey. These are diminished reproductions of works by native Indian artists, prepared at great expense for her brother, the late Mr. Growse, C.I.E., of the Bengal Civil Service, to adorn his valuable and scholarly translation of the Hindi Ramayana, which may be called the Sacred Book of North-Western Bengal. Mr. Growse's early death is a loss to Indian scholarship that will not easily be repaired. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."