Ramayana Book Three: The Forest

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Overview

The skies darken for the exiles, who have taken refuge in forest hermitages. First one demon, then another, attempts to harm or corrupt them. When these efforts fail, an army of demons is sent, and then a bigger one, but each time Rama again defeats them. Finally Rávana, the supreme lord of the demons, decides to cripple Rama by capturing Sita; he traps her, and carries her off under heavy guard to the island fortress of Lanka. Rama is distraught by grief, and searches everywhere without success.

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814767221
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Series: Clay Sanskrit Library
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 522
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheldon I. Pollock is the William B. Ransford Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies and Chairman of the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He is the author of The Language of the Gods in the World of Men: Sanskrit, Culture, and Power in Premodern India and editor of Cosmopolitanism and Literary Cultures in History: Reconstructions from South Asia.

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Table of Contents

The first ten years of exile 35
Transfer to Pancha vati 93
Shurpa nakha's punishment and revenge 117
Maricha cooperates 189
Sita's isolation and abduction 239
Jatayus cannot prevail 285
Rama's madness 327
The brothers set off for the monkey kingdom 379
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