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Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God: Retracing the Ramayana Through India

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Anthropologist and journalist Blank gives a new perspective to the 3,000-year-old Hindu classic, retelling the ancient tale while following the course of Rama's journey through present-day India and Sri Lanka.

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The three-thousand-year-old epic Ramayana chronicles Lord Rama's physical voyage from one end of the Indian subcontinent to the other and his spiritual voyage from Man to God. In Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God, anthropologist and journalist Jonah Blank gives a new perspective to this Hindu classic — retelling the ancient tale while following the course of Rama's journey through present-day India and Sri Lanka. Ultimately, Blank's journey — like that of Lord Rama — evolves into a quest: to understand the chimerical essence of India itself, in all its overwhelming beauty and paradox. "Quite possibly the most perceptive book that I have come across on India since the British Raj ended." — Pranay Gupte, The Washington Post; "What Hollywood attempted on the big screen with casts of thousands in Gandhi and A Passage to India, Jonah Blank has achieved in 350 stylistically rich pages." — Los Angeles Times; "This informative and entertaining book is something to be thankful for." — The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802137333
Author:
Blank, Jonah
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
India
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Hindu shrines.
Subject:
Rama
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Rama (Hindu deity)
Subject:
India Description and travel.
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Travel-India
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Grove Press ed.
Edition Description:
Grove Press
Series Volume:
[29]
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.75 in 12 oz

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The three-thousand-year-old epic Ramayana chronicles Lord Rama's physical voyage from one end of the Indian subcontinent to the other and his spiritual voyage from Man to God. In Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God, anthropologist and journalist Jonah Blank gives a new perspective to this Hindu classic — retelling the ancient tale while following the course of Rama's journey through present-day India and Sri Lanka. Ultimately, Blank's journey — like that of Lord Rama — evolves into a quest: to understand the chimerical essence of India itself, in all its overwhelming beauty and paradox. "Quite possibly the most perceptive book that I have come across on India since the British Raj ended." — Pranay Gupte, The Washington Post; "What Hollywood attempted on the big screen with casts of thousands in Gandhi and A Passage to India, Jonah Blank has achieved in 350 stylistically rich pages." — Los Angeles Times; "This informative and entertaining book is something to be thankful for." — The New York Times Book Review
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