The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki: An Epic of Ancient India. Araṇyakāṇḍa, Volume 3

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 2007 - Hinduism - 394 pages
This is the third volume of a planned seven volume translation of India`s most beloved and influential epic tale-the Ramayana of Valmiki. This third volume carries forward the narrative by following the exiled hero Rama his wife and his brother on their wanderings. The book contains the narrative center of the epic the abduction of Sita by the demon king Ravana. It provides a profound meditaion on the paradox of the hero as both human and divine.
 

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Contents

The Problem of the Aranyakdnda
3
Myth and Romance?
10
Ramas Madness
55
Rdksasas and Others
68
Glossary of Important Sanskrit Words Proper Nouns
359
Bibliography of Works Consulted
365
Index
379
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