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  • Published: 14 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143111801
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99
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The Ramayana

A New Retelling of Valmiki's Ancient Epic - Complete and Comprehensive


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Here is one of the world’s most hallowed works of sacred literature, the grand, sweeping epic of the divine bowman and warrior Rama and his struggles with evil, power, duplicity, and avarice. The Ramayana is one of the foundations of world literature and one of humanity’s most ancient and treasured ethical and spiritual works. Includes an introduction by scholar Michael Sternfeld.

Here is one of the world’s most hallowed works of sacred literature, the grand, sweeping epic of the divine bowman and warrior Rama and his struggles with evil, power, duplicity, and avarice. The Ramayana is one of the foundations of world literature and one of humanity’s most ancient and treasured ethical and spiritual works. Includes an introduction by scholar Michael Sternfeld.

  • Pub date: 14 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143111801
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

Praise for The Ramayana

“This new version is so simply and beautifully written — it will stir the soul!”

David Lynch

“A luminous new rendering of an epic that remains as relevant as it is timeless”

Craig Pearson, author of The Supreme Awakening

“This retelling of the Ramayana is an impressive compilation, beautifully narrated, mingled with thoughtful poetic expressions both original and modern. A retelling for all times, it stays true to the original Valmiki Ramayana, and its exalted execution by Egenes and Reddy sounds natural to the ear for modern readers”

Bal Ram Singh, Ph.D.,?Director, Center for Indic Studies?at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and author of Exploring Science in Ancient Indian Texts

“At last! A retelling of Valmiki’s Ramayana that understands and expresses the role of consciousness in thought, speech, and action. This elegantly written version is the one to read”

co-author of The Flow of Consciousness, Rhoda Orme-Johnson, Ph.D.

“The age-old Sanskrit epic poem, The Ramayana, animates timeless themes of good and evil through the story of Rama’s journey. Reimagined by Linda Egenes and Kumuda Reddy, this vernacular prose retelling features narrative clarity, richly textured imagery, and a luminous storytelling voice that leaps off the page. This is a treasure that begs to be read out loud”

Hertha D. Sweet Wong, Ph.D., assistant chair of the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Sending My Heart Back Across the Years: Tradition and Innovation in Native American Autobiography


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