Ramayana Book Five

Sundara

538 pages

November, 2006

ISBN: 9780814731789

Subjects:

Literature

Part of the Clay Sanskrit Library series

Authors

All books by Valmiki

All books by Robert Goldman


All books by Sally Sutherland J. Sutherland Goldman

The fifth and most popular book of the Ramáyana of Valmíki, Súndara recounts the adventures of the monkey hero Hánuman leaping across the ocean to the island citadel of Lanka. Once there, he scours the city for the abducted Princess Sita. The poet vividly describes the opulence of the court of the demon king, Rávana, the beauty of his harem, and the hideous deformity of Sita's wardresses. After witnessing Sita’s stern rejection of Rávana's blandishments, Hánuman reveals himself to the princess, shows her Rama's signet ring as proof of identity, and offers to carry her back to Rama.

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

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