The sleeping giant
Valmiki's Sanskrit epic, the Ramayana, has caught the fancy of innumerable minds after him. Poems, plays and novels have been written on the Ramayana theme in almost all the Indian languages. Krittivasa wrote a version of the Ramayana in Bengali nearly five hundred years ago.
As a poet of the people, his story is written in simple language and has metaphors that are easily understood. Out story of Kumbhakarna has been derived from his Ramayana.