Book Title : The Great Epic of India

the great epic of india

Release Date : 1993
ISBN Code : 8120809955
Book Author : Edward Washburn Hopkins
Book Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages : 479

Book Summary :

Long age when this book first appeared in the opening year of the century the great Epic, Mahabharata had not been thoroughly examined to see what literature it reflected had not received a careful investigation from the metrical side its philosophy had been reviewed only in a most haphazard fashion and its relation to other epic poetry had been almost judgement on the question of the date and origin of the poem of which scholars knew as yet this poem of which scholars knew as yet scarcely more than that before a definitive answer could be given the whole huge structure must be studied from many points of view.

Book Title : The Mah bh rata and the Yugas

the mah bh rata and the yugas

Release Date : 2002
ISBN Code : 082045530X
Book Author : Luis González Reimann
Book Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Total Pages : 298

Book Summary :

This book questions the conventional wisdom that a fully matured theory of the yugas - Hinduism's ages of the world - is integral to the Mahābhārata, and it illustrates how traditional commentators and modern scholars have read the later Purāṇic yuga theory into the Mahābhārata, in particular when it comes to placing the action at the beginning of the current terrible Kali Yuga. Luis Gonzalez-Reiman discusses the meaning of key terms in the epic by examining the text and early Buddhist sources. This book also traces the sectarian appropriation of the yuga system in later literature and documents how modern religious movements have used the system to proclaim the arrival of a new, prosperous Kṛta Yuga, a phenomenon that coincides with New Age expectations."

Book Title : The Ramayana

the ramayana

Release Date : 2008-07-15
ISBN Code : 0712350144
Book Author : Jeremiah P. Losty
Book Publisher : British Library Board
Total Pages : 128

Book Summary :

The ancient Sanskrit epic The Ramayana is no ordinary story—one of the most important literary works of India, it traverses the philosophical and devotional ideas of the ancient Hindu sages and tells the bittersweet allegorical tale of Prince Rama and his bride Sita. Exiled for fourteen years in the company of his brother and his bride, Rama is heartbroken when the demon king Ravana sneaks off with Sita in the dark of night; ultimately gathering an army of monkeys and bears to search for Sita, Rama kills Ravana and witnesses Sita’s purification by fire—which proves her chastity and vindication by the gods—and the couple return triumphantly to Ayodhya, beginning the righteous rule of Ram-raj and inaugurating a golden age for mankind. Attributed to the poet Valmiki, the Ramayana has developed over the years of its oral tradition from its beginnings as the story of Rama, an ideal human being who obeys the dharma, into its present shape as the glorious tale of Rama—a supreme deity, avatar of Vishnu, and glorious ruler. The British Library’s edition of The Ramayana features 120 sumptuous images selected from some of the Library’s greatest treasures—over 400 paintings from five of the seven volumes of an illustrated manuscript of the Ramayana prepared between 1649 and 1653. One of the greatest works of seventeenth-century Indian art, these seven books were each illustrated on the grandest scale, with paintings occupying the whole page in four different styles of Mewar painting, including two in the style of the studio master Sahib Dib—whose signed work on the sixth book, “The Book of Battles,” is without par in classical Indian art. Unlike most large series of Indian paintings, this stunning collection has not been dispersed—and both the huge scale of the project and the telling of its epic story create in this volume a cumulative effect that is overwhelmingly powerful. This lavish full-color edition of The Ramayana—and the major exhibition at the British Library it accompanies is absolutely not to be missed publishing event by anyone interested in the power of the visual image—and the stories that make our cultural heritage what it is today.

Book Title : Ramayana

ramayana

Release Date : 2007-01-01
ISBN Code : 0571237754
Book Author : David Farr
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 100

Book Summary :

RamayanaDavid FarrA dramatic retelling of the Indian epicExiled from the serene palaces of their homeland and plunged into the deep forest of Southern India, the passionate love of Rama and Sita is put to the test as demons, goddesses and an army of monkeys do battle for their hearts. Playwright David Farr's new retelling of India's oldest and greatest epic dramatises the battle between spiritual austerity and secular freedom, and celebrates the transcending power of human love.Ramayana was first presented at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, in February 2007, in a Lyric Hammersmith, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Bristol Old Vic production.

Book Title : The Ramayana

the ramayana

Release Date : 2004-05-26
ISBN Code : 9781466826250
Book Author : Ramesh Menon
Book Publisher : North Point Press
Total Pages : 720

Book Summary :

The great Indian epic rendered in modern prose India's most beloved and enduring legend, the Ramayana is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's great literary masterpieces. Still an integral part of India's cultural and religious expression, the Ramayana was originally composed by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 b.c. The epic of Prince Rama's betrayal, exile, and struggle to rescue his faithful wife, Sita, from the clutches of a demon and to reclaim his throne has profoundly affected the literature, art, and culture of South and Southeast Asia—an influence most likely unparalleled in the history of world literature, except, possibly, for the Bible. Throughout the centuries, countless versions of the epic have been produced in numerous formats and languages. But previous English versions have been either too short to capture the magnitude of the original; too secular in presenting what is, in effect, scripture; or dry, line-by-line translations. Now novelist Ramesh Menon has rendered the tale in lyrical prose that conveys all the beauty and excitement of the original, while making this spiritual and literary classic accessible to a new generation of readers.

Book Title : India s Epic Ramayana for the youth and kids

india s epic ramayana for the youth and kids

Release Date : 2017-12-12
ISBN Code : 9781946822352
Book Author : Shiv Shankar
Book Publisher : Notion Press
Total Pages : 112

Book Summary :

What to write or what not to write now was in my mind after writing a few books. What to write about was the thought after the decision making. The best topic or theme to choose for the present age especially for children and youth is India’s great Epic Ramayana.” There is no panacea or remedy for the country’s ills unless the children and youth of today emulate the lives of great men of the world and life-like characters (once alive in real life according to ancient scripts and “Puranas”) in the Epic of India, “Ramayana” whose protagonists live a life of worthiness following righteousness, honesty, non-acceptance of gifts, control of human anger, greed, anxiety, hurriedness in mad unworthy pursuits, corrupt practices in all our acts, firm resistance to theft, robbery, sex abuse especially child abuse. What are we going to do to fight against corruption and other maladies in society? The children may ask – The answer is children and youth who are the pillars of tomorrow’s world should learn not to accept any gift from others – other than birthday and wedding gifts. This would certainly help us lead a life with self-respect and honor. This immortal story of Ramayana may perhaps help to reduce the evils in society and direct them to the right path of ‘Dharma’ and honest living.

Book Title : The R m ya a of V lm ki

the r m ya a of v lm ki

Release Date : 2007-01-01
ISBN Code : 8120831624
Book Author : Vālmīki
Book Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
Total Pages : 429

Book Summary :

This is the first of seven volumes that will present a complete and fully annotated translation of the Valmiki Ramayana. This great sanskrit epic of ancient India has profoundly affected the literature, art, religions, and culture of countless millions of people in South and Southest Asia-an influence that is perhaps unparalleled in the history of world literature. For the first time it has here been translated on the basis of the critical edition which is based on manuscripts representing all recensional traditions. In this first volume Robert P. Goldman, general editor of the translation, has written a major scholarly introduction and, in collaboration with Sally J. Sutherland, assistant editor, has given copious annotations dealing with the poem`s numerous textual and exigetial problems, drawing on the contributions of generations of Sanskrit commentators.

Book Title : The Indian Epics Retold

the indian epics retold

Release Date : 2000
ISBN Code : 0140255648
Book Author : R. K. Narayan
Book Publisher : Penguin Books India
Total Pages : 632

Book Summary :

One Of India s Finest Novelists Retells The Two Great Indian Epics As Well As Some Well-Known Tales From Hindu Mythology And Folklore. While The Eleventh Century Tamil Poet Kamban s Version Inspires His Ramayana, Narayan S Mahabharata Is Based On Vyasa S Monumental Work. In Gods, Demons And Others, He Includes Stories From Kalidasa S Sanskrit Classic Abhijnana Shakuntalam, The Tamil Epic Silappadikaram, The Shiv Purana And The Devi Bhagwatam.

Book Title :

Release Date : 2001
ISBN Code : UOM:39015042968779
Book Author : Гаутама ((Аутхориты он Нийāяśāстра))
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 504

Book Summary :

Book Title : The R m ya a of V lm ki An Epic of Ancient India Volume I

the r m ya a of v lm ki an epic of ancient india volume i

Release Date : 2016-12-06
ISBN Code : 9781400884551
Book Author :
Book Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 456

Book Summary :

This is the first of seven volumes of a translation of the Valmiki Ramayana, the great Sanskrit epic of the life of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Visnu. This renowned work of ancient India has profoundly affected the literature, art, religions, and cultures of countless millions of people in South and Southeast Asiaan influence that is perhaps unparalleled in the history of world literature. Balakanda, the opening portion of this first translation to be based on the critical edition (Oriental Institute, Baroda), is presented here in a compact volume without the section of notes that appears in the hardcover book.

Book Title : Indian Civilization and Culture

indian civilization and culture

Release Date : 1998-01-01
ISBN Code : 817533083X
Book Author : Suhas Chatterjee
Book Publisher : M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages : 544

Book Summary :

The book encompasses in its broad parameter all aspects of Indian Civilization and Culture for which we feel proud. The work supplies the readers with necessary, useful and up-to-date information on the subject. Treatment on the topic like economy, trade and commerce, medicine, law, philosophy, education, art, architecture and science prevailing in ancient India have been knuckled down in detail to suit the needs of the advanced students and scholars.

Book Title : Balakanda

balakanda

Release Date : 1990
ISBN Code : 069101485X
Book Author : Vālmīki
Book Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 328

Book Summary :

This is the first of seven volumes of a translation of the Valmiki Ramayana, the great Sanskrit epic of the life of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Visnu. This renowned work of ancient India has profoundly affected the literature, art, religions, and cultures of countless millions of people in South and Southeast Asia -- an influence that is perhaps unparalleled in the history of world literature. Balakanda, the opening portion of this first translation to be based on the critical edition (Oriental Institute, Baroda), is presented here in a compact volume Without the section of notes. "His name is Rama and he was born in the House of Iksyaku. All men know of him, for he is self-controlled, mighty, radiant steadfast, and masterful.... Eloquent and majestic, he annihilates his, enemies. His shoulders are broad and his arms mighty.... His brow is noble and his gait full of grace. His proportions are perfect and his limbs well-formed and symmetrical. Dark is his complexion, and he is valorous.... He is renowned, learned, pure, disciplined, and contemplative... the protector of all living things and the guardian of righteousness.... He is the fie is the constant resort of good men, as is the ocean of rivers... The delight gifted with every virtue. For he is deep as the ocean and as unyielding as the Himalayas.... Moved by affection for him, Dasaratha, lord of the earth, wished to appoint this Rama, his beloved eldest son, as prince regent...."