The Ramayana

The Ramayana

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Overview

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. (This text refers to an another abridged edition.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453894750
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication date: 10/17/2010
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 300,632
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Arshia Sattar has a PhD from the department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations in the University of Chicago. Her areas of interest are Indian epics, mythology and the story traditions of the subcontinent. Her translation of Tales from the Kathasaritasagara was published as a Penguin Classic.

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