A manuscript of the Ayodhya-kand, said to be in the poet's own hand, exists at Rajapur in Banda, his reputed birthplace.
He began this work in the year 1574, and had finished the third book (Aranya-kand), when differences with the Vairagi Vaishnavas at Ajodhya, to whom he had attached himself, led him to migrate to Benares, where he settled at Asi-ghat.
It consists of seven books, of which the first two, entitled "Childhood" (Bul-kand) and "Ayodhya" (Ayodhya-kand), make up more than half the work.
One of the Bal-kand, dated Sambat 1661, nineteen years before the poet's I See Indian Antiquary, xxii.
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