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The Abduction of Sita

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Ravana, the Supreme Lord, has enslaved all the gods. Although he now rules the world, he cannot resist a beautiful woman. When he catches a glimpse of the princess Sita, he falls under her spell and steals her away.

Her beloved husband, Rama, will do anything to get her back. With the help of the brave monkey Hanuman, he journeys across
Paperback, Penguin Epics #5, 111 pages
Published May 4th 2006 by Penguin Books
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Dawn Tagala
Feb 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
make you wanna read the whole ramayana epic. true to Penguin Epic Publications the the book is just a narration-good because it's easy to understand. bad because you dont see the art in the way it is written. ...more
Scott Gillespie
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was ok
This book is a sliver of a large mythological epic, The Ramayana, which was written piecemeal from 7th BC to 3rd century AD in India. Like the Greek gods, the deities of India are very powerful supernatural beings with human foillables.

This sanskrit soap opera is the tale of Rana questing to rescue his wife Sita after she is abducted by Ravana. The battles, side missions, back stories, magic items, magical creatures, and linear narrative, gives the whole book a video game vibe. Also: monkeys, m
Maggie Hesseling
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love, death, obsession- just some of the themes in this wonderful excerpt of The Ramayana<\i>. I've always wanted to read the entire text, but just haven't found a moment to do so, so when I came across this little excerpt I immediately decided to read it. It's only strengthened my desire to read it in its entirety. Beautifully written and wonderfully poetic. ...more
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