ISBN-10:
0814731783
ISBN-13:
9780814731789
Pub. Date:
11/15/2006
Publisher:
New York University Press
Ramayana Book Five: Sundara

Ramayana Book Five: Sundara

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The fifth and most popular book of the Ramáyana of Valmíki, Súndara recounts the adventures of the monkey hero Hánuman leaping across the ocean to the island citadel of Lanka. Once there, he scours the city for the abducted Princess Sita. The poet vividly describes the opulence of the court of the demon king, Rávana, the beauty of his harem, and the hideous deformity of Sita's wardresses. After witnessing Sita’s stern rejection of Rávana's blandishments, Hánuman reveals himself to the princess, shows her Rama's signet ring as proof of identity, and offers to carry her back to Rama.
Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814731789
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2006
Series: Clay Sanskrit Library Series , #31
Pages: 538
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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