The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India (Volume 2: Ayodhyakanda)

By: Sheldon I. Pollock (Intro. & Tr.)

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This is the second of seven volumes that will present a complete and fully annotated translation of the Valmiki Ramayana of the seven sections of this great Sanskrit epic, the Ayodhyakanda is the most human, and it remains one of the best introductions to the social and political values of traditional India. This readable translation is accompanied by a commentary that elucidates the various problems of the text, whether philological, aesthetic, or cultural. Extensive use is made in the annotations of the numerous commentaries on the Ramayana composed in medieval India. The substantial introduction supplies a historical context for the poem and a critical reading that explores its literary and ideological components. The volumes of this work will present the entire Ramayana, translated here for the first time on the basis of the critical edition (Oriental Institute, Baroda), which takes into account manuscripts representing all regional traditions.Printed Pages: 578.

Title: The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India (Volume 2: Ayodhyakanda)

Author Name: Sheldon I. Pollock (Intro. & Tr.)

Categories: India, Religion,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2007

ISBN: 8120831632

ISBN 13: 9788120831636

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 102098

Keywords: The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India (Volume 2: Ayodhyakanda) Sheldon I. Pollock (Intro. & Tr.)