Links and Acknowledgements


Copyright Note: The British Library would like to thank named copyright holders on this site for their permission to reproduce text and illustrations. While every effort has been made to trace and acknowledge all copyright holders, we would like to apologise for any errors or omissions.

The following articles by kind permission of Sally Pomme Clayton, 2005:

  • 'Inside the Sea of Stories'
  • 'Meeting a Story - the Ramayana'
  • 'Ramayana Synopsis' - Used in the following pages 'Overview', 'Princess Sita's Kidnap, 'Hanuman in Lanka', 'Hanuman's Leap to Lanka', 'Hanuman and the medicine mountain', 'The Final Battle', 'Sita's Fire Test'
  • 'Life of Ferdowsi'
  • 'Shahname Historical and Cultural Questions'

The following articles by kind permission of Pamela Marre, 2005:

  • 'Golden Haggadah - the Book and its Stories'
  • 'The Golden Haggadah - First Responses'


British Library online resources to explore the Ramayana, Shahname or Golden Haggadah

  • Online Gallery - Mythical Quests - Rama's Quest for Sita
  • Images Online - a database of digital images from the British Library's Picture Library 
  • 'Expressions of faith' - virtual exhibition on the British Library's Collect Britain website. A group of celebrities from different faiths choose their favourite sacred manuscripts from the British Library.
  • Turning the Pages - leaf through the book of the Golden Haggadah online.