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    DescriptionFew works in world literature have inspired so vast an audience, in nations with radically different languages and cultures, as the "Ramayana" and "Mahabharata", two Sanskrit verse epics written some 2,000 years ago. In "Ramayana" (written by a poet known to us as Valmiki), William Buck has retold the story of Prince Rama - with all its nobility of spirit, courtly intrigue, heroic renunciation, fierce battles, and triumph of good over evil - in a length and manner that will make the great Indian epics accessible to the contemporary reader. The same is true for the "Mahabharata" - in its original Sanskrit, probably the longest Indian epic ever composed. It is the story of a dynastic struggle, between the Kurus and Pandavas, for land. In his introduction, Sanskritist B. A. van Nooten notes, "Apart from William Buck's rendition [no other English version has] been able to capture the blend of religion and martial spirit that pervades the original epic". Presented accessibly for the general reader without compromising the spirit and lyricism of the originals, William Buck's "Ramayana" and "Mahabharata" capture the essence of the Indian cultural heritage.

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    35th Anniversary Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Buck, Illustrated by Shirley Triest, Introduction by B. A. van Nooten
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 463 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520273023
    ISBN 10: 0520273028

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    LC classification: PL
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT008000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25790
    Abridged Dewey: 895
    BIC subject category V2: HRGS
    DC23: 294.5923
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    23 b/w illustrations, 1 map
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    19 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    William Buck(1933-1970) was a Sanskritist, devoting his life's work to modern retellings of the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and the unfinished Harivamsa.