Motilal Banarsidass Publ., Jan 1, 2000 - Mythology, Hindu - 432 pages
Compared to the western epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata are more complete story of Hindu, religious, cultural and social imagination and more exact narration of evolutionary rise of man. In this book, William Buck has succeeded better than anyone else in conveying the spirit of the original.The task of presenting a faithful image of the original text, its metaphysical nuances as well as its chronological sequence the world`s largest epic in a small book is a stupendous task.Mainly as a narration, the version of William Buck will serve as an interesting and complete tale to the English speaking reader. Valmiki was called the Adikavi or first poet of Sanskrit literature and some of his remarkable talent shines forth in the English rendering. The reader will find pleasure in reading it aloud to himself or the others.
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Review: RamayanaUser Review - Pratiwi Pratiwi - Goodreads
Mysogyny. That was my first impression of this story. Maybe this is how society is constructed at that age. I don't know why Rama is described like perfect protagonist. He married Sita because of a ... Read full review
Review: RamayanaUser Review - TeacherMrLoria - Goodreads
This is a beautiful story. I read a simplified English translation with students in a Socratic Seminar, but the points made and the overall message warrant a quick nod of the head. It's interesting to ... Read full review