Ramayana Book Two: Ayodhya / Edition 1 by Valmiki Valmiki | 9780814767160 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Ramayana Book Two: Ayodhya / Edition 1

Ramayana Book Two: Ayodhya / Edition 1

by Valmiki Valmiki
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814767168

ISBN-13: 9780814767160

Pub. Date: 02/01/2005

Publisher: New York University Press

The king decides to abdicate in favor of Rama; but just as the celebrations reach their climax, a court intrigue forces Rama and Sita into fourteen years banishment; they dutifully accept their fate, and go off to the jungle. The other brothers refuse to benefit from his misfortune, which leaves nobody to run the city; eventually one of them is persuaded to act as

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The king decides to abdicate in favor of Rama; but just as the celebrations reach their climax, a court intrigue forces Rama and Sita into fourteen years banishment; they dutifully accept their fate, and go off to the jungle. The other brothers refuse to benefit from his misfortune, which leaves nobody to run the city; eventually one of them is persuaded to act as regent, but only consents to do so on condition that he lives outside the city and acts in Rama’s name.

“Ayódhya” is Book Two of Valmíki’s national Indian epic, The Ramáyana. The young hero Rama sets out willingly from the capital with wife and brother for a fourteen-year banishment, which will entail great suffering and further difficult choices in the books ahead. Of the seven books of this great Sanskrit epic, "Ayódhya" is the most human, and it remains one of the best introductions to the social and political values of traditional India.

Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814767160
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Series:
Clay Sanskrit Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
652
Sales rank:
1,265,680
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.17(d)

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