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The Ramakien: the Thai epic

Author: John Cadet; Vālmīki.
Publisher: Tokyo, Palo Alto, Calif., Kodansha International [1971]
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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"The Ramakien is the Thai version of the most important myth of Southeast Asia--a myth that appears in varying forms in India, where it originated and is known as the Ramayana ... It is a story that closely parallels Western myths, such as those of the Iliad, recounting the struggle between the forces of good and evil, personified in the divine Phra Ram and the King of the Demons, Totsagan ... the central episodes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Epic fiction
Wat Jetubon
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cadet, J.M., 1935-
Ramakien: the Thai epic.
Tokyo, Palo Alto, Calif., Kodansha International [1971]
(OCoLC)551328208
Named Person: Vālmīki.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Cadet; Vālmīki.
ISBN: 0870111345 9780870111341
OCLC Number: 138997
Notes: A retelling of the Thai version of Vālmikī's Rāmāyana.
Description: 256 pages illustrations 30 cm
Contents: List of bas-relief panels --
Introduction --
From Ramayana to Ramakien: a literary and historical background to the Thai epic --
The bas-reliefs: the origin of the bas-reliefs of Wat Phra Jetubon --
The Ramakien --
Prologue --
The destruction of the demons --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Rāmmakīan.
Responsibility: [by] J.M. Cadet. Illustrated with the bas-reliefs of Wat Phra Jetubon, Bangkok.

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"The Ramakien is the Thai version of the most important myth of Southeast Asia--a myth that appears in varying forms in India, where it originated and is known as the Ramayana ... It is a story that closely parallels Western myths, such as those of the Iliad, recounting the struggle between the forces of good and evil, personified in the divine Phra Ram and the King of the Demons, Totsagan ... the central episodes of this story ... are depicted in the bas-reliefs of the temple of Wat Phra Jetubon in Bangkok ... it is a complete set of the rubbings (one hundred and fifty-two) of these bas-reliefs that is presented in this book"--Dustjacket.

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