The Sea of Separation: A Translation from the Ramayana of Tulsidas (Murty Classical Library of India) (Paperback)

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The Sea of Separation: A Translation from the Ramayana of Tulsidas (Murty Classical Library of India) (Paperback)

By Tulsidas, Philip Lutgendorf (Translator)

"This perceptive and accessible edition brings Tulsidas's version of the Ramayana], the most widely read across Northern India, to English-speaking audiences, giving readers a fresh glimpse into the tale's impressive energy."--Publishers Weekly

Tulsidas's Rāmcaritmānas, written in the sixteenth century in a literary dialect of classical Hindi, has become the most beloved retelling of the ancient Ramayana story across northern India. The revered masterpiece recounts the epic story of Ram's exile and his journeys, and it is recited by millions of Hindus today.

The Sea of Separation presents some of the poem's most renowned episodes--Ram's battles with demons, the kidnapping of his wife Sita by Ravana, his alliance with a troop of marvelous monkeys, and, finally, the god Hanuman's heroic journey to the island city of Lanka to find and comfort Sita.

This new translation into free verse conveys the passion and momentum of the inspired poet and storyteller.
Product Details ISBN: 9780674295667
ISBN-10: 0674295668
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Murty Classical Library of India