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The Valmiki Ramayana

by Bibek Debroy

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THE ENDURING EPIC OF GOOD VERSUS EVIL, NOW IN ITS DEFINITIVE TRANSLATION The Valmiki Ramayana remains a living force in the lives of the Indian people. A timeless epic, it recounts the legend of Rama, the exiled prince of Ayodhya, and his battle to vanquish the demon king Ravana. Exiled on the eve of his coronation, Rama enters the forests of Dandaka with his beautiful wife, Sita, and devoted brother, Lakshmana. When Sita is abducted by Ravana, who takes her to his isolated kingdom on the far side of the southern ocean, the two brothers set out to rescue her. What follows is a heroic tale filled with intrigue and adventure, gods and demons, colossal battles and ancient wisdom. But the Ramayana is also an intensely personal story of love and loss, duty and honour, petty jealousies and destructive ambitions. In Bibek Debroy’s majestic new translation, the complete and unabridged text of the Critical Edition of this beloved epic can now be relished by a new generation of readers.

    BOOK, 512 pages
    Published 25-10-2017
  • Original Title : The Valmiki Ramayana
  • Genre : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9387326268 (ISBN13: 9789387326262)
  • Language : en
  • User assigned genres : Ramayana

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Ashish Iyer rated it
December 06, 2018
I always wanted to read Valmiki Ramayana. This is the one i got which is purely translated from Sanskrit. The translation is very well done and readable. Foot notes is really helpful in giving more context regarding the Sanskrit words, people, explaining various relationships within the story. This book is quite different and the language author has used is different too. You need patience to read this kinda book because its unabridged version. You should be careful when you pick translated version because most of author literally changed the m ... more

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