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Ramayana

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Publisher Comments:

Few works in world literature have inspired so vast an audience, in nations with radically different languages and cultures, as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, two Sanskrit verse epics written some 2,000 years ago.

In Ramayana (written by a poet known to us as Valmiki), William Buck has retold the story of Prince Rama--with all its nobility of spirit, courtly intrigue, heroic renunciation, fierce battles, and triumph of good over evil--in a length and manner that will make the great Indian epics accessible to the contemporary reader.

The same is true for the Mahabharata--in its original Sanskrit, probably the longest Indian epic ever composed. It is the story of a dynastic struggle, between the Kurus and Pandavas, for land. In his introduction, Sanskritist B. A. van Nooten notes, "Apart from William Bucks rendition [no other English version has] been able to capture the blend of religion and martial spirit that pervades the original epic."

Presented accessibly for the general reader without compromising the spirit and lyricism of the originals, William Bucks Ramayana and Mahabharata capture the essence of the Indian cultural heritage.

Synopsis:

The "Ramayana", along with the "Mahabharata" make up the framework of the Hindu religious, cultural, and social imagination. This retelling seeks to capture the essence of the Indian cultural heritage.

Synopsis:

The classic Sanskrit epic retold by William Buck.

About the Author

William Buck died in 1970 at the age of 37 after more than 15 years of work on the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and the unfinished Harivamsa. Of the two finished books, he wrote, "My method in writing both Mahabharata and Ramayana was to begin with a literal translation from which to extract the story, and then to tell that story in an interesting way that would preserve the spirit and flavor of the original."

Table of Contents

Publisher's Preface

Introduction

List of Characters

PART ONE: The Prince of Ayodhya

Born as a Man

The Thorn in the World's Side

Taste This Waster

The Two Wishes

Lord of the Wild Trees

Bharata Returns

The Sandals

PART TWO: Sita's Rescue

Dandaka Forest

The Golden Deer

Hanuman!

The Search

Hanuman's Jump

Here I Am

The New Moon

The Building of the Bridge

The Siege of Lanka

The Invisible Warrior

Ravana and Time

PART THREE: The Dharma Wheel

Here's Love!

The Wonderful Return

In What Dream?

Farewell again, My Lady and My King

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520227033
Retold:
Buck, William
Introduction:
Van Nooten, B. A.
Retold by:
Buck, William
Retold:
Buck, William
Introduction by:
van Nooten, B. A.
Introduction:
van Nooten, B. A.
Author:
B. A. van Nooten
Author:
van Nooten, B. A.
Author:
Buck, William
Author:
Triest, Shirley
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mythology, hindu
Subject:
Ramayana
Subject:
Rama (Hindu deity)
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
199
Publication Date:
20001113
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 illustrations, 1 map
Pages:
461
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 18 oz

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