THE RAMAYANA: A New Retelling of Valmiki's Ancient Epic--Complete and Comprehensive
One of the most important literary works of ancient India, the Ramayana has deeply impacted all aspects of world culture. Not just a literary monument, it is a living cultural and spiritual guide for over a billion people in India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia and beyond. For those not familiar with the Ramayana, it is the most widely read epic in world history, and has been described as the original epic quest—comparable to Star Wars and Romeo and Juliet rolled into one.
Consisting of 24,000 verses in seven books, this grand story can be cumbersome to navigate for the modern reader, even in translation. It is for this reason that long-time Transcendental Meditation practitioners and Ayurveda book authors Linda Egenes and Dr. Kumuda Reddy have put together a delightfully straightforward retelling in THE RAMAYANA. Offering a lyrical retelling—in prose and poetry—of the timeless epic of loyalty, betrayal, and redemption, this lucid and eminently readable adaptation will introduce readers to one of the most influential works of world culture.