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'' To say Ramayana is one of the great epics of India may be a misleading understatement, for it is of far greater importance to India than the Greek epics are to Western thought....Buck has succceeded better than anyone elese in conveying the spirit of the original. '' ''For the purposes of the general reader, the biik is flawless: a marvelous tale, told with allan the elan of a Tolkein, charmingly but unobtrusively illustrated, and with an introduction by a prominent Sanskritist. ''


v Ramayana remains one of the most moving and beautiful stories of all time. It tells the history of Rama,

The Adhyatma Ramayana

The Adhyatma Ramayana is a canonical book of the Vaishnavas and is a part of the Brahmanda Purana. It is very highly respected by all classes of Hindus for the beauty of its language, its flow of verse, its clear statement of the doctrines of the Vedanta, and like the Bhagavada Gita, for its combination of the path of devotion with that of Knowledge.

The Ramayan of Tulsidas

The Ramayan, one of the most celebrated epics of the world, recounts the story of Rama, son of the King of Ayodhya, and their to the throne, who is banished from his home through the intrigues of his stepmother. Prince Rama, with his brother and his devoted wife Sita, spends fourteen years in exile. One day Sita disappears, abducted by a wicked demon named Ravana. Rama is despondent. After fruitless searching to find her whereabouts, he turns to a tribe of monkeys for help.

The Ritual of Battle

This book is a study of India's great epic, the Mahabharata, against the background of Indo-European myth, epic and ritual. It builds upon the pioneering studies in these ares by Georges Dumezil and Stig Wikander to work toward the goal of understanding how this epic's Indo-European heritage is interpreted and reshaped within the setting of bhakti or devotional Hinduism.