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Rāmāyaṇa. Book two, Ayodhyā

Rāmāyaṇa. Book two, Ayodhyā

Author: Vālmīki.; Sheldon I Pollock
Publisher: New York : New York University Press : JJC Foundation, 2005.
Series: Clay Sanskrit library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In the great city of Ayodhya, the king decides to abdicate in favor of his beloved son Rama; but just as the celebrations reach their climax, a court intrigue involving one of the king's junior wives and a maidservant results in Rama being forced into fourteen years' banishment. He dutifully accepts his fate, and goes off into jungle-exile, with his wife, Sita, and his loyal brother Lakshmana." "When the old king  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Epic poetry
Poésie épique
Translations into English
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vālmīki.; Sheldon I Pollock
ISBN: 0814767168 9780814767160
OCLC Number: 57392680
Language Note: In English and Sanskrit
Notes: Epic poetry.
Originally published as v. 2 of: The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India / introduction, translation and annotation by Sheldon I. Pollock ; edited by Robert P. Goldman. Princeton, 1986.
Includes index.
Description: 652 pages ; 17 cm.
Contents: Rama as Prince Regent --
The boons of Kaideyi --
Rama submits --
Sita and Lakshmana --
Rama renounces --
Ayodhya grieves --
The hermitage on Mount Chitra-kuta --
The end of Dasha-ratha --
Bharata returns --
Bharata refuses the throne --
Bharata in pursuit of Rama --
Rama is resolved --
The Viceroyalty of Bharata --
Rama enters the forest.
Series Title: Clay Sanskrit library.
Other Titles: Rāmāyaṇa.
Responsibility: by Valmíki ; translated by Sheldon I. Pollock.
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The king decides to abdicate in favor of Rama; but just as the celebrations reach their climax, a court intrigue forces Rama and Sita into fourteen years banishment; they dutifully accept their fate,  Read more...


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