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Publisher:Vision Books Pvt. Ltd.
Published In:2008
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:0.66 lbs
Pages:pp. 175, Illus., Glossary

The Title "The Ramayana A Great Indian Epic Retold By a Great Indian Writer" is written by R.K. Narayan. This book was published in the year 2008. The ISBN number 8170944945|9788170944942 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. 175 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Vision Books Pvt. Ltd.. We have about 596 other great books from this publisher. The Ramayana A Great Indian Epic Retold By a Great Indian Writer is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

For centuries, Indians have held Rama to be the perfect man: unfailingly noble, utterly poised, fearless and strong, wise, compassionate and free from anger, a just ruler and an implacable foe of all wrongdoers. Countless Others worship Rama as an avatar, A Human incarnation of Lord Vishnu born to vanquish the forces of evil and establish a kingdom of perfect justice and harmony upon the earth. The Ramayana, one of lndia's greatest epics, lovingly unfolds the story of Rama's life. Ever since its original composition in Sanskrit by Vaimiki—possibly over 3,000 years ago—it has grown to be an all-pervasive and hugely-loved part of Indian life and ethos. Millions read it, re-read it, and revere it as a scripture. It is the perennially favourite bedtime story for children. And each autumn, Rama's victory over the mighty demon-king Ravana is celebrated through plays and dance-dramas in cities, towns and villages across the land. There is much festivity : crackers are exploded, sweets distributed and all houses are lit up in tribute to Rama.

R.K. Narayan's Ramayana is inspired by a Tamil-version of the epic written by an eleventh century poet, Kamban. It offers the reader a compact yet unhurried retelling of this great epic, and succeeds marvellously in evoking its literary lustre which has shone undimmed through the centuries.

About the Author

R. K. Narayan was born in Madras in south India and educated in Mysore which had also been his home for over half-a-century now. Narayan was one of India’s most distinguished writers at work today. Through his several novels and short stories, he had created the enchanting fictional world of Malgudi which has captivated his readers throughout the world and, more recently, millions of Indian television viewers who saw TV adaptations of several of his Malgudi stories.

Narayan’s books are regularly published in USA, UK and India and have also been widely translated into several European and Indian languages. His novel The Guide (1958) won the Sahitya Akademi Award, India’s highest literary honour. In 1980, Narayan was awarded the A.C. Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature and in 1982 he was made an Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1986, he was nominated for a 6-year term to Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Indian Parliament in recognition of his outstanding literary stature.

Apart from The Ramayana, R.K. Narayan has also retold the great Indian epic The Ramayana and Gods, Demons and Others which are also available in Vision Books. Retold : R.K. Narayan


List of Characters
Prolog UK

1. Rama's Initiation
2. The Wedding
3. Two Promises Revived
4. Encounters in Exile
5. The Grand Tormentor
6. Vali
7. When the Rains Cease
8. Memento from Rama
9. Ravana in Council
10. Across the Ocean
11. The Siege of Lanka
12. Rama and Ravana in Battle
13. Interlude
14. The Coronation