Ramopakhyana - the Story of Rama in the Mahabharata: A Sanskrit Independent-Study Reader / Edition 1

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The most popular story in all of India and a classic of world literature is summarised in 728 verses in the great epic Mahabharata. Intended for independent study or classroom use for students of various levels who have had a basic introduction to Sanskrit, this fully annotated edition of the Ramopakhyana supplies all the information required for complete comprehension. It contains the Devanagari text, Roman transliteration, sandhi analysis, Sanskrit prose equivalents to the verses, syntactic and cultural notes, and the English translation, and word-by-word grammatical analysis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700713905
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/6/2003
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 960
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
I Divine, Historical, and Spiritual Dimensions of the Story of Rama, and its Place in the Mahabharata 1
A The Story of Rama 1
B The Ramopakhyana 3
C Textual Limits to the Divine Dimension 4
D Rama and Sita's Humanity 8
E Moral Versus Mundane Factors in Sita's Rejection 11
F Moral Revisionism in Narrative Adaptation 14
G The Historical Basis 17
H The Spiritual Dimension 19
II Structure and Content of the Present Edition of the Ramopakhyana as an Independent-study Sanskrit Reader 27
A Text in Devanagari and Roman 27
B Analyzed Sandhi 28
C Inflectional identification 28
D Glossary 31
E Sanskrit prose 58
F Notes 61
G Translation 63
III Suggestions for Use 65
A Suggestions for students 66
B Suggestions for instructors 69
Glossary of Proper Names 875
Genealogy 905
Word Index 907
List of Abbreviations and Morphological and Lexical Identifiers 937
Bibliography 939
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