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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sthitha_pragjna - LibraryThing
William Buck has retold the story of the Ramayana, weaving in storylines from different versions of the epic. In the beginning, the origin of the demons (Rakshasas) and of the interaction between ... Read full review
Review: RamayanaUser Review - Prashansa - Goodreads
A good epic! Read full review