The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India (Volume 4: Kiskindhakanda)

By: Rosalind Lefeber (Intro. & Tr.)

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This is the fourth volume of a translation of India`s most beloved and influential epic tale-the Ramayana of Valmiki. As befits its position at the center of the work, Volume IV presents the hero Rama at the turning point of his fortunes. Having previously lost first his kingship and then his wife , he now forms an alliance with the monkey prince, Sugriva. Rama needs the monkeys to help him find his abducted wife, Sita, and indeed, by the end of this book, they have at least discovered where her abductor has taken her. But first Rama must agree to secure for his new ally the throne of the monkey kingdom by eliminating the reigning king, wh is none other than Sugriva`s detested elder brother, Valin. The tragic rivalry between the two monkey brothers is in sharp contrast to Rama`s affectionate relationship with his own brothers and forms a self-contained episode within the larger story of Rama`s adventures. This volume continues the translation of the critical edition of the Valmiki Ramayana, a version considerably reduced from the vulgate on which all previous translations were based. It is accompanied by extensive notes on the original Sanskrit text and on several untranslated early Sanskrit commentaries.Printed Pages. 413.

Title: The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India (Volume 4: Kiskindhakanda)

Author Name: Rosalind Lefeber (Intro. & Tr.)

Categories: India, Religion,

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

ISBN: 8120831659

ISBN 13: 9788120831650

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 102100

Keywords: The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India (Volume 4: Kiskindhakanda) Rosalind Lefeber (Intro. & Tr.)