The timeless story of the monkey-god Hanuman is that of a valiant superhero, best known for battling the demon Ravana in the classic tale Ramayana. Although Hanuman has the mystic ability to shrink and expand, and to leap great distances, it is his sensitivity and devotion to King Rama that make him such a memorable character. As a youth, Hanuman's mischievousness often landed him in trouble with the village elders. Finally they cast a spell causing him to forget his immense powers. Hanuman grew up thinking he was an ordinary monkey. His potential was realized only later when he was compelled to rescue Sita, the kidnapped wife of Rama, from the clutches of Ravana.
About the Author
Joshua Greene is an author, filmmaker and communications consultant specializing in issues of faith. Greene has written a broad range of books from his acclaimed examination of the spirituality of Beatles guitarist George Harrison: Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison, to WITNESS: Voices from the Holocaust and his work with Mandala on Hanuman: The Heroic Monkey God. Joshua Greene currently resides in New York City.