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    The Ramayana (Hardback) By (author) Valmiki, Translated by Arshia Sattar

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    DescriptionOne of India's greatest epics, the "Ramayana" pervades the country's moral and cultural consciousness. Believed to have been composed by Valmiki sometime between the eighth and sixth centuries BC, the "Ramayana" tells the tragic and magical story of Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, an incarnation of Lord Visnu, born to rid the earth of the terrible demon Ravana. An idealized heroic tale, the "Ramayana" is also an intensely personal story of family relationships, love and loss, duty and honour, of harem intrigue, petty jealousies and destructive ambitions - all this played out in a universe populated by larger-than-life humans, gods, wondrous animals and terrifying demons.


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    Title
    The Ramayana
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Valmiki, Translated by Arshia Sattar
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 696
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 722 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670084180
    ISBN 10: 0670084182
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190, REL032000
    DC22: 294.592204521
    BIC subject category V2: HRGS
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    02 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Arshia Sattar has a PhD from the department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations in the University of Chicago. Her areas of interest are Indian epics, mythology and the story traditions of the subcontinent. Her translation of Tales from the Kathasaritasagara was published as a Penguin Classic.