- Series: Clay Sanskrit Library (Book 3)
- Hardcover: 522 pages
- Publisher: Clay Sanskrit; New edition edition (June 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0814767222
- ISBN-13: 978-0814767221
- Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 0.8 x 6.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 41 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,473,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ramayana Book Three: The Forest (Clay Sanskrit Library) (Bk. 3) New edition Edition
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About the Author
Sheldon I. Pollock is the William B. Ransford Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies and Chairman of the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He is the author of The Language of the Gods in the World of Men: Sanskrit, Culture, and Power in Premodern India and editor of Cosmopolitanism and Literary Cultures in History: Reconstructions from South Asia.
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I got this book as a way to improve my Sanskrit by reading a great story. By having the English translation right on the facing page, I don't have to look up words, which is a real time saver!
There are 5 books published by Clay Library for the Ramayana. I started with this one, Book 3, because Rama's time in the forest is my favorite. He has left his old life and is transformed in the course of his forest sojourn.