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Ramayana: A Tale of Gods and Demons

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From the kingdom of Ayodhya to the isle of Lanka, we are transported to a land that has inspired morality and spiritual tradition for thousands of years. On the eve if his enthronement, Rama, the beloved prince of Ayodhya, is banished to the forest as a result of a sinister plot. Along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, Rama accepts his destiny and departs as the ki ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published March 2nd 2004 by Mandala Publishing (first published September 10th 2001)
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MacK
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics, world-lit
It's almost impossible to escape the story if you are even remotely tied to Indian culture. The story is so wide spread and inculcated at an early age that people take it in and breathe it out like air.

So, even though I'd never read it, I knew about Rama and Sita and Hanuman. I knew about the trials and the battles and the sacrifice and devotion. But Prime's prosaic translation may be an underwhelming way to take in the powerful poetry and epic scale of it all it is just as effective in conveyin
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Christina Rau
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Part philosophical, part fairy tale ish, simply told .
Pamela
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Whoever hears the noble story of Rama's deeds will be blessed with success in this life and peace in the next."
Kaito AU
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
A story of love, honor, pain and desire, the "Ramayana" delves into the mystic world of ancient Hindu mythology, influencing the majority of Hindus and those who read it. This version of the story, "Ramayana- A tale of Gods and Demons" by Ranchor Prime, is translated into english, and is simplified with added illustrations, making it readable and enjoyable, including for children.

The story has a very mystic view on things, with no science backing up the events in this story, which as a result en
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Bui Phan Ha My
Mar 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Very beautiful and sophisticated illustrations but the literature itself is cut down a little too much, so you can't really appreciate the story without some background knowledge of the actual novel beforehand. If you already read Ramayana, then this one is a very good choice I guess, as again, the focus of the whole book is all the paintings, not the story itself.
Martin
Sep 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is the most wonderful story of love, loss, duty, honor and devotion. This version is short, concise and easy to read but still maintains the messages of this beloved story that has had a profound impact on everyone who has read it over the centuries. Read it again and again - it's like the bedtime story that you asked your parents to read to you every night.
Bri
May 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Haha that arrogant monkey got what he deserved.
Anamaria
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book full of amazing illustrations! Story is awesome and an absolute pleasure to read.
Keith
Oct 03, 2010 rated it liked it
The story is ancient, which always makes it difficult to relate to. However, the illustrations are fantastic, which makes it easier to slip into the world of the story.
Emily
May 04, 2014 added it
I just wanted to get the basic story and I enjoyed this easy-to-read retelling of this great tale. The illustrations were a lot of fun.
Molly
Nov 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
A strange, beautiful tale. I imagine much has been lost in translation, but it's still a fantastic story.
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