The Ramayana

Author:

Arshia Sattar

Publisher:

Penguin Random House India Private Limited

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Publisher

Penguin Random House India Private Limited

Publication Year 2016
ISBN-13

9780140298666

ISBN-10 9780140298666
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 696 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 13.34 x 3.18 x 20.32
Weight (grms) 612

One of India’s greatest epics, the Ramayana pervades the country’s moral and cultural consciousness. Believed to have been composed by VālmÄ«ki sometime between the eighth and sixth centuries BC, it recounts the tragic and magical tale of Rāma, the wrongfully exiled prince of Ayodhyā, an incarnation of the god Viṣṇu, born to rid the earth of the terrible demon Rāvaṇa.
An idealized heroic tale about the struggle between good and evil, the Ramayana is also an intensely personal story of family relationships, love and loss, duty and honor, of harem intrigue, petty jealousies and destructive ambitions—all this played out in a universe populated by larger-than-life humans, gods and celestial beings, wondrous animals and terrifying demons.
Widely acclaimed since its first publication in 1996, Arshia Sattar’s stellar translation is an absolute delight, successfully bridging time and space to bring us the wisdom, adventure and eroticism of this enduring classic.

Arshia Sattar

Arshia Sattar holds a PhD in South Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago. She teaches classical Indian literature at several institutions in India and writes for a number of journals and magazines.
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