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Ramayana and Mahabharata

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And my evil fates are vanquished and my race is sanctified, With the warlike race of Raghu thus in loving bonds allied, Sacrifice and rites auspicious we ordain with rising sun, Ere the evening's darkness closes, happy nuptials shall be done!"
Hardcover, 335 pages
Published December 29th 1972 by Dutton Books (first published 1953)
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The Indian version of The Iliad. Very entertaining. One gets the impression of just how old Indian culture truly is.
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Valmiki is celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself.He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. The Yoga Vasistha is attributed to him. A religious movement called ...more
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