"Ramayana Summary" by William Buck is a good study guide available for purchase from Book Rags. "The Ramayana Study Guide" from Grade Saver is another good resource for students. A quick guide to the Ramayana is available online from the British Library. The Ramayana is an epic poem consisting of more than 24,000 Sanskrit verses, written by Valmiki between the fifth and second centuries BC.
"Ramayana Summary" by William Buck is a study guide that includes student essays, an encyclopedia article and literature criticisms. The guide also has lesson plans with lessons, activities and multiple choice questions. The teaching material also includes short essay questions, essay questions and tests and quizzes for the benefit of students.
A summary of the Ramayana that consults the 2001 Ramesh Menon translation for reference to literary devices and quotations is available on Grade Saver. The details of the plot, essay prompts and quiz questions in the Grade Saver study guide are applicable to all translations of the Ramayana. Students can purchase either a monthly or annual recurring membership to Grade Saver to access quizzes, essays and lesson plans. Membership also entitles users to a discount on editing orders.
The British Library's free online guide to the Ramayana includes background information on the origin of the text as well as a discussion of the characters. The guide also outlines the importance of the Ramayana in Indian culture.