The Ramayana of Valmiki

The Ramayana of Valmiki The Complete English Translation - Princeton Library of Asian Translations

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The definitive English translation of the classic Sanskrit epic poem-now available in a one-volume paperback

The Ramayaṇa of Valmiki, the monumental Sanskrit epic of the life of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Visnu, has profoundly affected the literature, art, religions, and cultures of South and Southeast Asia from antiquity to the present. Filled with thrilling battles, flying monkeys, and ten-headed demons, the work, composed almost 3,000 years ago, recounts Prince Rama's exile and his odyssey to recover his abducted wife, Sita, and establish a utopian kingdom. Now, the definitive English translation of the critical edition of this classic is available in a single volume.

Based on the authoritative seven-volume translation edited by Robert Goldman and Sally Sutherland Goldman, this volume presents the unabridged translated text in contemporary English, revised and reformatted into paragraph form. The book includes a new introduction providing important historical and literary contexts, as well as a glossary, pronunciation guide, and index. Ideal for students and general readers, this edition of the Ramayaṇa of Valmiki introduces an extraordinary work of world literature to a new generation of readers.

Book information

ISBN: 9780691206868
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 294.592204521
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 943
Weight: 1350g
Height: 156mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 56mm