'Ibonia', which was seen in the news, is a similar version of Ramayana found in which country?

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'Ibonia', which was seen in the news, is a similar version of Ramayana found in which country?



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Abhay K, an Indian composer, and diplomat revealed that the majestic storyline of Madagascar's 'Ibonia' is based on the Indian iconic 'Ramayana.' Ibonia is a poem written about Madagascar that tells the story of its hero Ibonia's birth, betrothal, struggle, and death. Ravato kidnapped his wed wife Rampela in a similar way to Ramayana. There are over 300 words that are similar in Sanskrit and the Malagasy language.

Ibonia which was seen in the news is a similar version of Ramayana found in which country

The story begins with Ibonia's birth and conception when he requests to be married to a Joy-Giving lady while in his womb of the mother, Beautiful-Rich. Before they're even wedded, Joy-Giving lady is forcibly removed by Trouble-Stone man. Before embarking on his quest to reclaim her, he participates in a verbal battle with Great Echo and defeats him. Great Echo, in turn, advises Ibonia on how to transfer a set of tests that would face him on his search to reclaim his wife. Ibonia pays a visit to his parents before embarking on the quest, and his mother encourages him to demonstrate himself by defeating a slew of formidable animal and human foes.

She then tries to stop him from his mission by offering him other spouses, which he declines. Ibonia uses his wits and athletic strength to tackle the obstacles he faces, such as dressing up as an Old Man to get nearer to Stone Man and Joy-Giving Girl to his unrivaled skill for having played the valiha and fanorona reveals himself. Ibonia triumphs over Stone Man and manages to escape with Joy-Giving Girl. They can marry for about 10 years before Ibonia's good death ends their relationship.