The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic (Penguin Classics)

The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic (Penguin Classics)

R. K. Narayan


The maximum Indian epic, one of many world's preferrred masterpieces of storytelling

A sweeping story of abduction, conflict, and courtship performed out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is well-known to nearly each Indian. even though the Sanskrit unique was once composed by way of Valmiki round the fourth century BC, poets have produced numerous models in several languages. the following, drawing at the paintings of an eleventh-century poet referred to as Kamban, Narayan employs the talents of a grasp novelist to re-create the thrill he present in the unique. A luminous saga made available to new generations of readers, The Ramayana will be loved for its non secular knowledge, or as an exciting story of old conflict.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes through unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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