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

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For centuries, Indians have held Rama to be the perfect man: unfailingly noble, utterly poised, fearless and strong, wise, compassionate and free from anger, a just ruler and an implacable foe of all wrongdoers. Countless others worship Rama as an avatar, a human incarnation of Lord Vishnu born to vanquish the forces of evil and establish a Kingdom of perfect justice and harmony upon the earth.

The heroic story of Prince Rama is one of India's supreme epics, retold and translated by R.K. Narayan in this new version for modern readers.

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Meet 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.

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  • Posted November 5, 2010

    Not too bad.

    This is an epic poem I had to read for a college class. While the story is decent, this is a shortened prose version. A lot of the story only skims the surface- sometimes the editor will cut into the flow and paraphrase the rest to keep it moving. A good read if you want a general story of Rama- but it's better to seek out a less abridged edition. It's worth it for the full effect.

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