Tulasidas (1543-1623) was an Indian writer. He wrote many books. His most famous book is the Ramacharitamanasa. This book was written in a language called Awadhi, a dialect of Hindi. The book tells the story of Rama and his victory over Ravana, king of Lanka.
Another book written by Tulsidas is Kavitavali.
Tulsidas was born in Rajpur, in the district of Banda in Uttar Pradesh, in Samvat 1589 or 1532 A.D. He was a Sarayuparina Brahmin by birth and is regarded as an incarnation of Valmiki, the author of Ramayana written in Sanskrit. His father’s name was Atmaram Shukla Dube and his mother’s name Hulsi.