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Vālmīki

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Works: 1,890 works in 3,660 publications in 22 languages and 20,275 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Religious fiction  Epic poetry  Fantasy fiction  Sacred books  Paraphrases  Commentaries  Juvenile works  Art 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Dubious author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Adapter, Contributor
Classifications: PK3653.A2, 891.21
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The Ramayana, and the Mahabharata by Vālmīki( Book )

66 editions published between 1898 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic poems of ancient India, dating from the fourth to the sixth centuries, are here condensed into English verse. They have as their centre the exploits of Rama and Krishna, and reflect the history, religion and philosophy of their country: they remain of enduring interest and value
The Ramayana by Vālmīki( Book )

304 editions published between 1827 and 2016 in 22 languages and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India's most beloved and enduring legend, the Ramayana is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's great literary masterpieces. Novelist Menon has rendered the tale in lyrical prose that conveys all the beauty and excitement of the original, while making this classic accessible to a new generation of readers
The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India by Vālmīki( Book )

84 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixth book of the Ramayana of Valmiki, the Yuddhakanda, recounts the final dramatic war between the forces of good led by the exiled prince Rama, and the forces of evil commanded by the arch demon Ravana. The hero Rama's primary purpose in the battle is to rescue the abducted princess Sita and destroy the demon king. However, the confrontation also marks the turning point for the divine mission of the Ramavatara, the incarnation of Lord Visnu as a human prince, who will restore righteousness to a world on the brink of chaos. The book ends with the gods' revelation to Rama of his true divine nature, his emotional reunion with his beloved wife, his long-delayed consecration as king of Kosala, and his restoration of a utopian age. The Yuddhakanda contains some of the most extraordinary events and larger-than-life characters to be found anywhere in world literature. This sixth volume in the critical edition and translation of the Valmiki Ramayana includes an extensive introduction, exhaustive notes, and a comprehensive bibliography
The adventures of Rama; the story of the great Hindu epic Ramayana by Vālmīki( Book )

3 editions published between 1954 and 1956 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The retelling of the epic Hindu story of Ramayana, his battles and friends
Rāmāyaṇa by Vālmīki( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the great city of Ayodhya, the king decides to abdicate in favor of his beloved son Rama; but just as the celebrations reach their climax, a court intrigue involving one of the king's junior wives and a maidservant results in Rama being forced into fourteen years' banishment. He dutifully accepts his fate, and goes off into jungle-exile, with his wife, Sita, and his loyal brother Lakshmana." "When the old king dies of a broken heart, another of Rama's brothers, Bharata, refuses to profit from his own mother's scheming, which leaves nobody to run the city. With difficulty, Rama persuades his brother to act as regent. He consents to do so only on the condition that he live in a village outside the capital and that he acts in Rama's name, having installed that rightful ruler's sandals symbolically on the throne."--Jacket
Rāmāyaṇa by Vālmīki( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a new Clay Sanskrit Library publication of Book One (of seven) of Valmiki's Ramayana, the source revered throughout South Asia as the original account of the career of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Vishnu." "In "Boyhood," Rama, the crown prince of the city of Ayodhya, is a model son and warrior. His father, King Dasharatha, sends him to rescue a sage from persecution by demons, but first Rama must kill a fearsome ogress. That done, he drives out the demons, restores peace and attends a tournament in the neighboring city of Mithila; here he bends the bow that no other warrior can handle, winning the prize and the hand of Sita, the princess of Mithila. He and Sita and his brothers and their wives return in triumph to be feted in Ayodhya."--Jacket
Ramayana by Vālmīki( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a new Clay Sanskrit Library publication of the middle book of Valmiki's Ramayana, the source revered throughout South Asia as the original account of the career of Rama, the ideal man and the incarnation of the great god Vishnu." "After losing first his kingship and then his wife, Sita, Rama goes to the monkey capital of Kishkindha to seek help in finding her, and meets Hanuman, the greatest of the monkey heroes. The brothers Valin and Sugriva are both claimants for the monkey throne; in exchange for the assistance of monkey troops in discovering where Sita is held captive, Rama has to help Sugriva win the throne. The monkey hordes set out in every direction to scour the world, but they have no success until an old vulture tells them Sita is in Lanka. The book concludes with Hanuman's preparation to leap over the ocean to Lanka to pursue the search." "The tragic rivalry between the two monkey brothers is in sharp contrast to Rama's affectionate relationship with his own brothers, and forms a self-contained episode within the larger story of Rama's adventures. Rama's intervention in the struggle between Sugriva and Valin is the chief moral focus of the book."--Jacket
Rāmāyaṇa by Vālmīki( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The skies darken for the exiles, who have taken figure in forest hermitages. First one demon, then another, attempts to harm or corrupt them. When these efforts fail, an army of demons is sent, and then a bigger one, but each time Rama defeats them. Finally Ravana, the supreme lord of the demons, decides to cripple Rama by capturing Sita; he traps her, and carriers her off under heavy guard to the island fortress of Lanka. Rama is distraught with grief, and searches everywhere, without success." "'The Forest' contains the narrative center of the epic, the abduction of Sita by the demon king Ravana. It provides a profound meditation on the paradox of the hero as both human and divine."--BOOK JACKET
Rāmāyaṇa by Vālmīki( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vālmīki-rāmāyaṇa by Vālmīki( Book )

31 editions published between 1926 and 1962 in English and Sanskrit and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Rāmāyaṇa de Vālmīki by Vālmīki( Book )

14 editions published between 1853 and 1999 in French and Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Ramayana (ou " Geste de Rama {OCLCbr#BB}) retrace le parcours emblématique d'un héros tout à la fois humain et divin, ascète et guerrier, dans un monde peuplé de dieux et de démons. Cette épopée, qu'Henri Michaux définissait comme la fresque "exaltée-exaltante de tout ce qui est moteur dans le cosmos", constitue avec le Mahabharata l'un des deux grands poèmes épiques sacrés de l'Inde, et fait toujours l'objet d'une immense ferveur dans le monde indien. Dans la nouvelle traduction - intégrale - proposée ici, elle s'offre enfin au public français, qui découvrira en elle un chef-d'œuvre de la littérature universelle et une langue d'une force inouïe : son rythme et sa poésie, demeurés intacts, se déploient à travers sept chants où alternent tableaux guerriers et scènes rituelles, plaintes amoureuses et chants de vénération, querelles princières et affrontements cosmiques. "Avec des chants pareils {OCLCbr#BB}, dit encore Michaux dans Un barbare en Asie, " on se jette sous les roues du char des dieux"
Ramayan sewak sang of Trinidad by Vālmīki( )

in Sanskrit and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, according to southern recension by Vālmīki( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in Sanskrit and English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extended narrative poem on the life and exploits of Rāma, Hindu deity
The Ramayan by Vālmīki( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quest for Sita : of Ravana the dark angel and his paradise at lanka, of Hanuman and the divine vultures Jatayus and Sampati by Vālmīki( Book )

6 editions published between 1946 and 1965 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India : volume IV, Kiṣkindhākāṇḍa by Vālmīki( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ramayana by Aubrey Menen( Book )

5 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in 3 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India's most beloved and enduring legend, the Ramayana is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's great literary masterpieces. Novelist Menon has rendered the tale in lyrical prose that conveys all the beauty and excitement of the original, while making this classic accessible to a new generation of readers
The Ramayan of Valmiki by Vālmīki( Book )

19 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India. Vol. 5, Sundarakāṇḍa by Vālmīki( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth and most popular book of the Ramayana of Valmiki, the Sundarakanda, recounts the adventures of the monkey hero Hanuman in leaping across the ocean to the island citadel of Lanka. Once there, he scours the city for the abducted Princess Siti. The poet vividly describes the opulence of the court of the demon king, Ravana, the beauty of his harem, and the hideous deformity of Sita's wardresses. After witnessing Sita's stern rejection of Ravana's blandishments, Hanuman reveals himself to the princess and restores her hope of rescue. The great monkey then wreaks havoc on the royal park and fights a series of hair-raising battles with Ravana's generals. Permitting himself to be captured by the warrior Indrajit, Hanuman is led into the presence of Ravana, whom he admonishes for his lechery. His tail is set ablaze, but he escapes his bonds and leaping from rooftop to rooftop, sets fire to the city. Taking leave of Sita, Hanuman once more leaps the ocean to rejoin his monkey companions. This is the fifth volume translated from the critical edition of the Valmiki Ramayana. It contains an extensive introduction, exhaustive notes, and a comprehensive bibliography
The Rāmāya na of Vālmīki : an epic of Ancient India. Vol 1, Bālakā n da; introduction and translation by Robert P Goldman by Vālmīki( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India : volume IV, Kiṣkindhākāṇḍa
Alternative Names
Ādi-kavi

Bālmīki

I-tieh

Ramayana

Rātnakara

Vā_nmīki

Vaalmeeki

Valmeeki

Valmici

Vālmīgar

Vālmīki

Valmiki Indiaas dichter (1v Chr-1v Chr)

Valmiki indisk poet

Valmiki Legendary Indian poet, author of the Ramayana

Valmiki poeta indiano

Vâlmîki poète indien légendaire, auteur selon la tradition du Rāmāyana

Valmiki, Rishi

Valmikio

Valmiky

Wālamīki

Wālmīki

Walmiki indischer mythischer Dichter

Wānmīki

Yi, Die

Yidie

Валмики

Вальмики

Вальмікі

ואלמיקי

ולמיקי

بالمیکی

فالميكي

والميكى

والمیک

والمیکی شاعر هندی

वाल्मीकि

বাল্মীকি

ਵਾਲਮੀਕ

વાલ્મીકિ

ବାଲ୍ମୀକି

வால்மீகி

వాల్మీకి

ವಾಲ್ಮೀಕಿ

വാല്മീകി

ฤๅษีวาลมีกิ

ဝါလ်မီကိရသေ့ကြီး

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