Ramayana / Edition 1by R. K. Narayan
Pub. Date: 01/28/1987
Publisher: South Asia Books
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.
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- 5.56(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.40(d)
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Excellent shortened version of The Ramayana, good for students and those interested in non-western mythology!
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.