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Ramayana A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic

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ISBN-10: 0865476608

ISBN-13: 9780865476608

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ramesh Menon

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The great Indian epic rendered in modern prose India’s most beloved and enduring legend, the Ramayana is widely acknowledged to be one of the world’s great literary masterpieces. Still an integral part of India’s cultural and religious expression, the Ramayana was originally composed by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 b.c. The epic of Prince Rama’s betrayal, exile, and struggle to rescue his faithful wife, Sita, from the clutches of a demon and to reclaim his throne has profoundly affected the literature, art, and culture of South and Southeast Asia—an influence most likely unparalleled in the history of world literature, except, possibly, for the Bible. Throughout the centuries,…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 5/19/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Ramesh Menon is a Staff Engineer at NARUS, Inc. Prior to NARUS, Ramesh was a Staff Engineer at SGI representing SGI in the OpenMP forum. He was the founding Chairman of the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB) & supervised the writing of the first OpenMP specifications.

Introduction
A Note on Hindu Time
The Demon's Boons
Prologue
Appendix
Ravana's Daughter: A Southern Tale
The Story of Viswamitra
Glossary