Few works in world literature have inspired so vast an audience, in nations with radically different languages and cultures, as the Ramayana, written some two thousand years ago by a poet known to us as Valmiki. William Buck has retold the story of Prince Rama—with all its nobility of spirit, courtly intrigue, heroic renunciation, fierce battles, and triumph of good over evil—in a length and style that makes the great Indian epic accessible without compromising the spirit and lyricism of the original. Stunningly illustrated with majestic imagery throughout, this 35th anniversary edition is a true collector’s item.
5.4 x 8.2 inch paperback
University of California Press
The Regents of the University of California
The thirty-fifth anniversary edition, published in 2012, includes illustrations by Shirley Triest and an introduction by B.A. Van Nooten.