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The Ramayana

A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic

The Ramayana( )
Author: Narayan, R. K.
Introduction by: Mishra, Pankaj
ISBN:978-0-14-303967-9
Publication Date:Aug 2006
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Penguin Classics
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

The Ramayana is, quite simply, the greatest of Indian epics - and one of the world's supreme masterpieces of storytelling 'Almost every individual living in India,' writes R. K. Narayan in the Introduction to this new interpretation, 'is aware of the story of The Ramayana. Everyone of whatever age, outlook, education or station in life knows the essential part of the epic and adores the main figures in it - Rama and Sita. Every child is told the story at bedtime . . . The Ramayana...
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Book Details
Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.265 x 7.722 x 0.507 Inches
Book Weight:0.337 Pounds
Author Biography
Narayan, R. K. (Author)
R. K. Narayan was born Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayanaswami in Madras, India on October 10, 1906. He graduated from Maharaja College of Mysore with a B.A. degree in 1930. He attempted to teach for a bit but then switched to writing full time.

His first book, Swami and Friends, was published in Britain in 1935. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 30 novels and hundreds of short stories. His other novels included The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacher, The Guide, The Financial Expert, The Man Eater of Malgudi, The Vendor of Sweets, and The World of Nagaraj. He was one of the first Indians to write in English and gain international recognition. He received numerous awards including the Padma Bhushan, India's highest prize. He died on May 13, 2001 at the age of 94.

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