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The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

This selection from the great classic of Indian literature is the heroic tale of Prince Rama. The stories chief episodes are Rama's courtship of the youthful Sita, their exile, Sita's abduction, the search, and the great battle with Ravana, her abductor.

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:
9780140187007
Subtitle:
A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic
Translator:
Narayan, R. K.
Translator:
Narayan, R. K.
Author:
Narayan, R. K.
Author:
Anonymous
Author:
Buck, William
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Epic literature
Subject:
Sanskrit literature
Subject:
Epic literature, Sanskrit
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Series Volume:
29
Publication Date:
19930201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.84x5.10x.52 in. .32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This selection from the great classic of Indian literature is the heroic tale of Prince Rama. The stories chief episodes are Rama's courtship of the youthful Sita, their exile, Sita's abduction, the search, and the great battle with Ravana, her abductor.
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