Tulsidas (1532-1623) 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 Lord Rama and his war and victory over Ravana, king of Lanka. Rama fought for his wife Sita and brought her back from Lanka to Ayodhya.
Another book written by Tulsidas is Kavitavali.
Tulsidas was born in Rajapur, in what is now 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 the Ramayana. His father's name was Atmaram Shukla Dube and his mother's name Hulsi. Tulsidas conceived of god in the form of Rama . Tulsidas's composition Ramcharithmanas written in Awadhi is important both as an expression of his devotion and as a literary work .