Ramayana Book Five: Sundara

Ramayana Book Five: Sundara

by Valmiki Valmiki
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814731783

ISBN-13: 9780814731789

Pub. Date: 11/15/2006

Publisher: New York University Press

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

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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
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
538
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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