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The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic (Penguin Classics)

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A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian. Although the Sanskrit original was composed by Valmiki around the fourth century BC, poets have produced countless versions in different languages. Here, drawing on the work of an eleventh-century poet called Kamban, Narayan employs the skills of a master novelist to re-create the excitement he found in the original. A luminous saga made accessible to new generations of readers, The Ramayana can be enjoyed for its spiritual wisdom, or as a thrilling tale of ancient conflict.

About the Author

R. K. Narayan (1906–2001), born and educated in India, was the author of fourteen novels, numerous short stories and essays, a memoir, and three retold myths. His work, championed by Graham Greene, who became a close friend, was often compared to that of Dickens, Chekhov, Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor, among others. October 10, 2006, is the centennial of Narayan's birth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039679
Author:
Narayan, R K
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Mishra, Pankaj
Introduction:
Mishra, Pankaj
Author:
Narayan, R. K.
Author:
Anonymous
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Rama (Hindu deity)
Subject:
Epic literature, Tamil
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.66x6.14x.52 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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