The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume I: Balakāṇḍa (Princeton Library of Asian Translations #146) Cover Image
By Robert P. Goldman (Editor), Robert P. Goldman (Translator)
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780691014852
ISBN-10: 069101485X
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: April 10th, 1990
Pages: 456
Language: English
Series: Princeton Library of Asian Translations