One of the great national epics of India that blends poetry and adventure to tell the origin story of the hero Rama
Valmíki's Ramáyana is one of the two great national epics of India, the source revered throughout South Asia as the original account of the career of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Vishnu. The first book, “Boyhood,” introduces the young hero Rama and sets the scene for the adventures ahead. It begins with a fascinating excursus on the origins and function of poetry itself.
Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation
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