Rama

Rama's Last Act

Clay Sanskrit Library

Translated by Sheldon I. Pollock and Bhava-Bhuti Bhava-Bhuti

Published by: NYU Press

451 pages, 4.50 x 6.50 in

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780814767337
  • Published: November 2007

$24.00

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“Rama’s Last Act” by Bhava·bhuti is counted among the greatest Sanskrit dramas. The work at once dramatizes the “Ramáyana”—it is one of the earliest theatrical adaptations of Valmíki’s epic masterpiece—and revises its most intractable episode, the hero’s rejection of his beloved wife. Human agency in the face of destiny, the power of love, and the capacity of art to make sense of such mysteries are the themes explored in this singular literary achievement of the Indian stage.

Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation

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