The Ramayana: A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic

The Ramayana: A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic


The nice Indian epic rendered in glossy prose

India's so much cherished and enduring legend, the Ramayana is generally stated to be one of many world's nice literary masterpieces. nonetheless an essential component of India's cultural and spiritual expression, the Ramayana used to be initially composed via the Sanskrit poet Valmiki round three hundred b.c. The epic of Prince Rama's betrayal, exile, and fight to rescue his devoted spouse, Sita, from the clutches of a demon and to reclaim his throne has profoundly affected the literature, paintings, and tradition of South and Southeast Asia-an impression probably unprecedented within the background of global literature, other than, very likely, for the Bible. in the course of the centuries, numerous models of the epic were produced in several codecs and languages. yet past English types were both too brief to seize the value of the unique; too secular in proposing what's, in impact, scripture; or dry, line-by-line translations. Now novelist Ramesh Menon has rendered the story in lyrical prose that conveys all of the good looks and pleasure of the unique, whereas making this religious and literary vintage available to a brand new new release of readers.

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