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Vālmīki

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Works: 1,914 works in 3,857 publications in 21 languages and 21,156 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Sacred books  Religious fiction  Epic poetry  Fantasy fiction  Paraphrases  Commentaries  Literature  Legends 
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 )

68 editions published between 1898 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,646 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 Aubrey Menen( Book )

225 editions published between 1827 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grand Indian epic of Prince Rama and his wife, Sita, is translated into English prose
The concise Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki by Vālmīki( )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rāmāyaṇa by Vālmīki( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 654 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
The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India by Vālmīki( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fourth volume of a translation of India's most beloved and influential epic tale--the Ramayana of Valmiki. As befits its position at the center of the work, Volume IV presents the hero Rama at the turning point of his fortunes. Having previously lost first his kingship and then his wife, he now forms an alliance with the monkey prince, Sugriva. Rama needs the monkeys to help him find his abducted wife, Sita, and they do finally discover where her abductor has taken her. But first Rama must agree to secure for his new ally the throne of the monkey kingdom by eliminating the reigning king, Sugriva's detested elder brother, Valin. 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. This volume continues the translation of the critical edition of the Valmiki Ramayana, a version considerably reduced from the vulgate on which all previous translations were based. It is accompanied by extensive notes on the original Sanskrit text and on several untranslated early Sanskrit commentaries
The adventures of Rama : the story of the great Hindu epic Ramayana by Vālmīki( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1956 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The retelling of the epic Hindu story of Ramayana, his battles and friends
The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India ; volume VI, Yuddhakāṇḍa by Vālmīki( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rāmāyaṇa by Vālmīki( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 230 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
The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India : volume IV, Kiṣkindhākāṇḍa by Vālmīki( )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki. an epic of ancient India by Vālmīki( )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 214 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
Ramayana by Vālmīki( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 212 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 : an epic of ancient India by Vālmīki( )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India by Vālmīki( )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh and final book of the monumental Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki, the Uttarakāṇḍa, brings the epic saga to a close with an account of the dramatic events of King Rāma's millennia-long reign. It opens with a colorful history of the demonic race of the rākṣasas and the violent career of Rāma’s villainous foe Rāvaṇa, and later recounts Rāma’s grateful discharge of his allies in the great war at Lankā as well as his romantic reunion with his wife Sītā. But dark clouds gather as Rāma, confronted by scandal over Sītā’s time in captivity under the lustful Rāvaṇa, makes the agonizing decision to banish his beloved wife, now pregnant. As Rāma continues as king, marvelous tales and events unfurl, illustrating the benefits of righteous rule and the perils that await monarchs who fail to address the needs of their subjects.The Uttarakāṇḍa has long served as a point of social and religious controversy largely for its accounts of the banishment of Sītā, as well as of Rāma’s killing of a low-caste ascetic. The translators’ introduction provides a full discussion of these issues and the complex reception history of the Uttarakāṇḍa. This translation of the critical edition also includes exhaustive notes and a comprehensive bibliography
Rāmāyaṇa by Vālmīki( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 200 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 )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vālmīki-rāmāyaṇa by Vālmīki( Book )

28 editions published between 1926 and 1976 in English and Sanskrit and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ramayana of Valmiki by Vālmīki( Book )

41 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the story of Rāma, prince of Ayodhyā, and of his wife, Sītā's captivity
The Ramayana of Valmiki by Vālmīki( Book )

11 editions published between 1952 and 1992 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Rāmāyaṇa de Vālmīki by Vālmīki( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in French 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"
 
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Rāmāyaṇa
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The RamayanaThe concise Rāmāyaṇa of VālmīkiRāmāyaṇaThe Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient IndiaThe Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India ; volume VI, YuddhakāṇḍaRāmāyaṇaThe Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India : volume IV, KiṣkindhākāṇḍaThe Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki. an epic of ancient India
Alternative Names
Ādi-kavi

Ādikavi

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

Βαλμίκι Ινδός ποιητής

Валмики

Вальмики

Вальмікі

ואלמיקי

ולמיקי

بالمیکی

فالميكي

والميكى

والمیک

والمیکی.

والمیکی شاعر هندی

आदिकवि

रात्नकर

वाल्मीकि

वाल्मीकि संस्कृत आदिकवि

বাল্মীকি

ਵਾਲਮੀਕ

વાલ્મીકિ

ବାଲ୍ମୀକି

வால்மீகி

వాల్మీకి

ವಾಲ್ಮೀಕಿ

വാല്മീകി

ฤๅษีวาลมีกิ

ဝါလ်မီကိရသေ့ကြီး

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