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Ramayana of Valmiki Complete set
Translated by H.P.Shastri
The first and standard full English translation of the original Sanskrit version of the classic epic.
The epic poem Ramayana, composed by Shri Valmiki, is recognised as a world classic. Depicting the life of the incarnation of God, Shri Ramachandra (Rama), it is not only a storehouse of ancient spiritual wisdom, but one of the greatest stories in the literature of mankind, furnishing a unique and detailed picture of a past civilization. Hari Prasad Shastri's authoritative and unabridged translation of the seven books of the original text makes the Valmiki Ramayana available to the Western reader in an authentic and readable form.

'Ramayana has been one of the perennial sources of inspiration of all later poets, philosophers and kings in India. There is not a single anecdote or incident, which does not breathe kindness, benevolence, justice and truth. This immortal epic Hari Prasad Shastri has succeeded in presenting in a lucid, limpid and fluent language, retaining as far as possible the unique beauties and peculiarities of the original work. It reads like a novel. The conversations are vivid and lend a realistic tinge to the narration. All the characters are very finely depicted and they leave an indelible impression on the mind.'
The Hibbert Journal

'In this world today, who is there endowed with excellent and heroic virtues, versed in all the duties of life, grateful, truthful, an actor of many parts, benevolent to all beings... He is named Rama.'
1827 pages, paperback in 3 vols, ISBN 978-0-85424-048-7

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