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"No effort has been spared to make these little volumes as attractive as possible to readers: the paper is of high quality, the typesetting immaculate. The founders of the series are John and Jennifer Clay, and Sanskritists can only thank them for an initiative intended to make the classics of an ancient Indian language accessible to a modern international audience."
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"Very few collections of Sanskrit deep enough for research are housed anywhere in North America. Now, twenty-five hundred years after the death of Shakyamuni Buddha, the ambitious Clay Sanskrit Library may remedy this state of affairs."
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"Very few collections of Sanskrit deep enough for research are housed anywhere in North America. Now, twenty-five hundred years after the death of Shakyamuni Buddha, the ambitious Clay Sanskrit Library may remedy this state of affairs."
-"Tricycle",

"Published in the geek-chic format."
-"BookForum",

"The "Clay Sanskrit Library" represents one of the most admirable publishing projects now afoot. . . . Anyone who loves the look and feel and heft of books will delight in these elegant little volumes."-"New Criterion",

"No effort has been spared to make these little volumes as attractive as possible to readers: the paper is of high quality, the typesetting immaculate. The founders of the series are John and Jennifer Clay, and Sanskritists can only thank them for an initiative intended to make the classics of an ancient Indian language accessible to a modern international audience."
-"The Times Higher Education Supplement",

"The books line up on my shelf like bright Bodhisattvas ready to take tough questions or keep quiet company. They stake out a vast territory, with works from two millennia in multiple genres: aphorism, lyric, epic, theater, and romance."
-Willis G. Regier, "The Chronicle Review"

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"Drawing on the testimony of former members of the unit, Moore recounts its formation, training and service in the European theater of operations in 1945-46, highlighting the discrimination women faced because of their race and gender. . . . An important contribution to African American and gender studies . . . "-"Publishers Weekly",

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Product Details

  • Series: Clay Sanskrit Library
  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: NYU Press; Bilingual edition (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814731635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814731635
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.8 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,723,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Mark Sprecher on July 1, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I've just finished this first volume in five volume series and look forward to continuing with the other four. I've enjoyed R.K. Narayan's one volume retelling of the story, and highly recommend that for anyone who just wants to take in the basic tropes and story of the Ramayana. But I really got into the slower pace of this first volume, the repetitions, the officious language. They give the work a certain majesty that is well suited to the other-worldliness (macro-worldliness?) of its nature. I suppose taking up these five volumes isn't exactly a casual undertaking, but the material is engrossing and well worth the time. And I am grateful to have the Sanskrit facing pages to refer to -- I do not know Sanskrit, just some Hindi, but I love being able to sporadically read some of the romanized Sanskrit aloud to get a sense of the original language and rhythm, it just adds to the overall experience.
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