Ramayana: A Tale of Gods and Demons

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The Ramayana, a wondrous tale of cosmic adventure from India, immerses us in a world of heroes and gods and demons. Like another famous Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, it is both a teaching saga and an entertaining story of the eternal struggle between good and evil.

Created over 2,000 years ago by the poet/sage Valmiki, the Ramayana has been recited over the centuries to hundreds of millions of listeners.

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Overview

The Ramayana, a wondrous tale of cosmic adventure from India, immerses us in a world of heroes and gods and demons. Like another famous Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, it is both a teaching saga and an entertaining story of the eternal struggle between good and evil.

Created over 2,000 years ago by the poet/sage Valmiki, the Ramayana has been recited over the centuries to hundreds of millions of listeners.

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Mandala [Woods Distributing Co. and Bookpeople] releases another gorgeous Hindu art book with Ramayana: A Tale of Gods and Demons by Ranchor Prime. Artist B.G. Sharma contributes amazing paintings that illustrate the classic epic of Rama's exploits, drawing on the traditional styles of Kangra, Kishangarh and Moghal art to tell the story. Gold, gold, gold is everywhere throughout this beautifully designed book, both within the paintings and as borders and textual ornamentation around them. The result is a rich, elegant banquet of ancient saga and vivid art. Nov.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886069633
  • Publisher: Insight Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 3/3/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 12.00 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction VIII
Book 1 Rama's Youth 1
Book 2 Banishment to the Forest 17
Book 3 Forest Life 37
Book 4 The Monkey Kingdom 53
Book 5 The Island of Lanka 63
Book 6 Rama Is Victorious 75
Book 7 The Final Episode 93
List of Illustrations 98
About the Author 100
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