Author:Rosalind Lefeber (Intro. & Tr.)

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

By: Rosalind Lefeber (Intro. & Tr.)

Price: $24.20

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

Seller ID: 102100

ISBN: 8120831659

Condition: New


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 monk... View more info

The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India (Volume 5: Sundarakanda)

By: Rosalind Lefeber (Intro. & Tr.)

Price: $24.20

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

Seller ID: 102101

ISBN: 8120831667

Condition: New


The fifth and most popular book of the Ramayana of Valmiki the Sundarakanda recounts the adventures of the monkey hero Hanuman in leaping across the ocean to the island citadel of Lanka. Once there he scours the city for the abducted Princess Sita. The poet vividly describes the opulence of the court of the demon king Ravana the beauty of his harem, the splendors of the palace gardens and the hideous deformity of Sita`s wardresses. After witnessing Sita`s pathetic state and her stern rejection of Ravana`s blandishments, Hanuman reveals himself to the princess and restores her hope of rescue. T... View more info