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Penguin Companion to the Ramayana

by Bishṇupada Cakrabartī

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The Ramayana is one of India’s most well-loved epics, retaining the essence of the ancient Vedas and embodying lessons and truths of life that have moulded Indian sensibility.

This delightful companion takes the reader on a journey from Ayodhya to Lanka through forests, seas and skies. Along with an overview of the Ramayana and a synopsis, the epic is recounted, episode by episode, with analytical comments drawing a parity between the present and a bygone time. An elaborate who’s who points to characters embodying values such as commitment to dharma, filial duty and loyalty, and evils like greed, lust and pride.

This companion also provides the reader with:

· New insights into the spectrum of characters in the Ramayana

· Fresh perspectives on known and little-known aspects of the epic

· Events recounted chronologically

· Extensive cross-referencing that steers readers through other entries

· User-friendly information valuable for students, scholars and the general reader alike
  saraswati_library_mm | Mar 15, 2010 |
The Ramayana is one of India’s most well-loved epics, retaining the essence of the ancient Vedas and embodying lessons and truths of life that have moulded Indian sensibility.

This delightful companion takes the reader on a journey from Ayodhya to Lanka through forests, seas and skies. Along with an overview of the Ramayana and a synopsis, the epic is recounted, episode by episode, with analytical comments drawing a parity between the present and a bygone time. An elaborate who’s who points to characters embodying values such as commitment to dharma, filial duty and loyalty, and evils like greed, lust and pride.

This companion also provides the reader with:

· New insights into the spectrum of characters in the Ramayana

· Fresh perspectives on known and little-known aspects of the epic

· Events recounted chronologically

· Extensive cross-referencing that steers readers through other entries

· User-friendly information valuable for students, scholars and the general reader alike
  Saraswati_Library | Feb 25, 2010 |
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"The Ramayana is one of India's most well loved epics, retaining the essence of the ancient Vedas and embodying lessons and truths of life that have moulded Indian sensibility. This delightful companion takes the reader on a journey from Ayodhya to Lanka through forests, seas and skies. Along with an overview of the Ramayana and a synopsis, the epic is recounted, episode by episode, with analytical comments drawing parity between the present and a bygone time. An elaborate who's who points to characters embodying values such as commitment to dharma, filial duty and loyalty, and evils like greed, lust and pride. This companion also provides the reader with new insights into the spectrum of characters in the Ramayana and gives fresh perspectives on known and little-known aspects of the epic. All the events are carefully recounted in chronological order and cross-referencing helps make this masterpiece that much easier to understand. Readers will also appreciate this edition for its use of colloquial language" -- www.selectbooks.com… (more)

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