Ramayana: 35th Anniversary Edition

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Few works in world literature have inspired so vast an audience, in nations with radically different languages and cultures, as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, two Sanskrit verse epics written some 2,000 years ago.


In Ramayana (written by a poet known to us as Valmiki), William Buck has retold the story of Prince Rama—with all its nobility of spirit, courtly intrigue, heroic renunciation, fierce battles, and ...

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Overview

Few works in world literature have inspired so vast an audience, in nations with radically different languages and cultures, as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, two Sanskrit verse epics written some 2,000 years ago.


In Ramayana (written by a poet known to us as Valmiki), William Buck has retold the story of Prince Rama—with all its nobility of spirit, courtly intrigue, heroic renunciation, fierce battles, and triumph of good over evil—in a length and manner that will make the great
Indian epics accessible to the contemporary reader.

The same is true for the Mahabharata—in its original Sanskrit, probably the longest
Indian epic ever composed. It is the story of a dynastic struggle, between the Kurus and Pandavas, for land.
In his introduction, Sanskritist B. A. van Nooten notes, "Apart from William Buck’s rendition [no other English version has] been able to capture the blend of religion and martial spirit that pervades the original epic."

Presented accessibly for the general reader without compromising the spirit and lyricism of the originals, William Buck’s Ramayana and Mahabharata capture the essence of the Indian cultural heritage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520272989
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Edition description: Third Edition, 35th Anniversary Edition
  • Edition number: 35
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 365,564
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

William Buck(1933-1970) was a Sanskritist, devoting his life's work to modern retellings of the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and the unfinished Harivamsa.

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Table of Contents


Publisher's Preface Introduction List of Characters PART ONE: The Prince of Ayodhya Born as a Man The Thorn in the World's Side Taste This Waster The Two Wishes Lord of the Wild Trees Bharata Returns The Sandals PART TWO: Sita's Rescue Dandaka Forest The Golden Deer Hanuman!
The Search Hanuman's Jump Here I Am The New Moon The Building of the Bridge The Siege of Lanka The Invisible Warrior Ravana and Time PART THREE: The Dharma Wheel Here's Love!
The Wonderful Return In What Dream?
Farewell again, My Lady and My King
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