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The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki: The Complete English Translation

    Edited and translated by
  • Robert P. Goldman
  • Sally J. Sutherland Goldman

The definitive English translation of the classic Sanskrit epic poem—now available in a one-volume paperback
Winner of the World Sanskrit Award, Indian Council for Cultural Relations


Paperback

Price:
$27.95 / £22.00
ISBN:
Published (US):
Jan 18, 2022
Published (UK):
Feb 1, 2022
2021
Pages:
960
Size:
6.13 x 9.25 in.
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The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki, the monumental Sanskrit epic of the life of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Visnu, has profoundly affected the literature, art, religions, and cultures of South and Southeast Asia from antiquity to the present. Filled with thrilling battles, flying monkeys, and ten-headed demons, the work, composed almost 3,000 years ago, recounts Prince Rama’s exile and his odyssey to recover his abducted wife, Sita, and establish a utopian kingdom. Now, the definitive English translation of the critical edition of this classic is available in a single volume.

Based on the authoritative seven-volume translation edited by Robert Goldman and Sally Sutherland Goldman, this volume presents the unabridged translated text in contemporary English, revised and reformatted into paragraph form. The book includes a new introduction providing important historical and literary contexts, as well as a glossary, pronunciation guide, and index. Ideal for students and general readers, this edition of the Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki introduces an extraordinary work of world literature to a new generation of readers.