ISBN 9780143039679,Ramayana : Shortened Modern Prose Versio

Ramayana : Shortened Modern Prose Versio

Author:

R K Narayan

Rs629

Publisher

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2006
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780143039679

ISBN-10 0143039679
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 157 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

The Ramayana is, quite simply, the greatest of Indian epics - and one of the world's supreme masterpieces of storytelling 'Almost every individual living in India,' writes R. K. Narayan in the Introduction to this new interpretation, 'is aware of the story of The Ramayana. Everyone of whatever age, outlook, education or station in life knows the essential part of the epic and adores the main figures in it - Rama and Sita. Every child is told the story at bedtime . . . The Ramayana pervades our cultural life.' Although the Sanskrit original was composed by Valmiki, probably around the fourth century BC, poets have produced countless variant versions in different languages. Here, drawing his inspiration from the work of an eleventh-century Tamil poet called Kamban, Narayan has used the talents of a master novelist to recreate the excitement and joy he has found in the original.
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