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An elegant translation of the beloved epic tale of Prince Rama

Few works of literature have inspired so vast an audience across so many radically different languages and cultures as the Ramayana, written in Sanskrit over 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 with a style that make the great epic accessible without compromising the spirit and lyricism of the original.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520383388
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/08/2021
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

William Buck was a Sanskritist who devoted his life's work to modern retellings of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata as well as the Harivamsa, which remained unfinished at the time of his death in 1970.

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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