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The Ramayana : A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic
by R. K. Narayan and Pankaj Mishra


Overview - The greatest Indian epic, one of the world's supreme masterpieces of storytelling
A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian.
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Overview
The greatest Indian epic, one of the world's supreme masterpieces of storytelling
A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian. Although the Sanskrit original was composed by Valmiki around the fourth century BC, poets have produced countless versions in different languages. Here, drawing on the work of an eleventh-century poet called Kamban, Narayan employs the skills of a master novelist to re-create the excitement he found in the original. A luminous saga made accessible to new generations of readers, The Ramayana can be enjoyed for its spiritual wisdom, or as a thrilling tale of ancient conflict.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143039679
  • ISBN-10: 0143039679
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: August 2006
  • Page Count: 157
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.66 x 6.14 x 0.52 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.34 pounds

Series: Penguin Classics

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