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The great Indian epic rendered in modern prose

India's most beloved and enduring legend, the Ramayana is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's great literary masterpieces. Still an integral part of India's cultural and religious expression, the Ramayana was originally composed by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 b.c. The epic of Prince Rama's betrayal, exile, and struggle to rescue his faithful wife, Sita, from the clutches of a demon and to reclaim his throne has profoundly affected the literature, art, and culture of South and Southeast Asia-an influence most likely unparalleled in the history of world literature, except, possibly, for the Bible. Throughout the centuries, countless versions of the epic have been produced in numerous formats and languages. But previous English versions have been either too short to capture the magnitude of the original; too secular in presenting what is, in effect, scripture; or dry, line-by-line translations. Now novelist Ramesh Menon has rendered the tale in lyrical prose that conveys all the beauty and excitement of the original, while making this spiritual and literary classic accessible to a new generation of readers.

Synopsis:

India's most beloved and enduring legend, the Ramayana is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's great literary masterpieces. Novelist Menon has rendered the tale in lyrical prose that conveys all the beauty and excitement of the original, while making this classic accessible to a new generation of readers.

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Still an integral part of India's cultural and religious expression, "The "Ramayana" was originally composed by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 BC. Retold here by Ramesh Menon in modern prose, it concerns the exiled Prince Rama's struggle to rescue his wife from a demon and reclaim his thrown.

About the Author

Ramesh Menon is the author of Blue God: A Life of Krishna and The Hunt for K, a national bestseller in India. A former journalist, he lives in Kodaikanal, India.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865476608
Subtitle:
A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic
Publisher:
North Point Press
Author:
Menon, Ramesh
Author:
Valmiki
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Rama
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Hinduism - Sacred Writings
Edition Description:
1st North Point Press ed.
Series Volume:
1212
Publication Date:
20040526
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Glossary
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.46 x 1.27 in

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"Synopsis" by , India's most beloved and enduring legend, the Ramayana is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's great literary masterpieces. Novelist Menon has rendered the tale in lyrical prose that conveys all the beauty and excitement of the original, while making this classic accessible to a new generation of readers.
"Synopsis" by , Still an integral part of India's cultural and religious expression, "The "Ramayana" was originally composed by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 BC. Retold here by Ramesh Menon in modern prose, it concerns the exiled Prince Rama's struggle to rescue his wife from a demon and reclaim his thrown.
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