Read the Ramayana (in its entirety).
Answer the following question in a one-page paper:
Citing specific evidence from the Ramayana (not from the textbook), explain some of the characteristics of the ideal ruler in ancient South Asian society.
Before proceeding, you might wish to read the short notes (Links to an external site.) and review the study questions (Links to an external site.) on the Ramayana. You might also want to read the remarks by Ritu Verma (Links to an external site.) on growing up in India with the Ramayana. Check out the short video about this assignment
Your paper must follow this format:
must have brief introduction and conclusion paragraphs (each not to exceed three lines); the introduction must directly respond to the assignment question and identify your analysis/thesis points.
font size 10 or 12 only
page number citations for your quoted evidence
not to exceed one (1) page
Please take a moment to review Charlie’s History Writing Center (Links to an external site.) for specific information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the course. There is also a good example of a one-page paper (Links to an external site.) available that will show you how to structure your paper. Please check this short explanation of what it means to cite historical evidence (Links to an external site.).