Paperback(Third Edition, 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, written some 2,000 years ago 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 style that makes the great Indian epic accessible without compromising the spirit and lyricism of the original. Stunningly illustrated with majestic imagery throughout, this 35th anniversary edition is a true collector’s item.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520272989
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/12/2012
Edition description: Third Edition, 35th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 367,196
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Preface

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
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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