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The Epic of Ram, Volume 5, Hardback Book

The Epic of Ram, Volume 5 Hardback

Part of the Murty Classical Library of India series


The Epic of Ram presents a new translation of the Ramcaritmanas of Tulsidas (1543-1623).

Written in Avadhi, a literary dialect of classical Hindi, the poem has become the most beloved retelling of the ancient Ramayana story across northern India.

A devotional work revered and recited by millions of Hindus today, it is also a magisterial compendium of philosophy and lore and a literary masterpiece.

Volume 5 encompasses the story's three middle episodes-Ram's meetings with forest sages, his battles with demons, the kidnapping of his wife, his alliance with a race of marvelous monkeys-and climaxes with the god Hanuman's heroic journey to the island city of Lanka to locate and comfort Sita. This new translation into free verse conveys the passion and momentum of the inspired poet and storyteller.

It is accompanied by the most widely accepted edition of the Avadhi text, presented in the Devanagari script.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9780674986145



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