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Sri Ramacaritamanasa The Holy Lake of The Acts of Rama (A Romanized Edition)

Sri Ramacaritamanasa The Holy Lake of The Acts of Rama (A Romanized Edition)
Item Code: IDF167
Author: Dr. R.C. Prasad
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 8120807626
Pages: 929 (Coloured Illus: 9)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 11.4" X 8.9"
From the Jacket:

Sri Ramacaritamanasa of Tllsidasa is the single most popular book of the Hindus, which, for over four centuries, has greatly appealed equally to the rich and the poor, the educated and the literate, the old and the young, and the scholar and the common man.

Keeping in mind people's ever-increasing quest for the epic, this unique edition of Ramacaritamanasa with verse to verse rendition in Romanized form with English translation along with Tulasidasa's original text has been prepared. The Romanization and translation rendered by an accomplished scholar maintains the intrinsic richness of the original. Special care has been taken for making it useful to Indian brethren living abroad to whom the dialect of Tllasidasa's original may be somewhat incomprehensible. There has been a long-standing demand from the vast Indian community settled abroad for a standard and authentic edition of the Ramacaritamanasa. A special feature of this edition is the inclusion of Lavakusakanda, Sri Hanumancalisa and Sri Ramasalaka Prasnavali.

The edition is based on our original and widely acclaimed Shriramacaritamanasa - brought out in 1988.

About the Author:

Dr. R.C. Prasad translated Sri Ramacaritamanasa into simple and lucid English and Hindi. He was University Professor of English in Patna University where he taught for about three decades. He was an eminent author, translator and editor. He had a good number of books to his credit.

Experts From Reviews:

"…You have done a highly commendable job. Ramayana bhaktas will eternally be grateful to you."

Ramanand Sagar

"…Now we have an excellent rendering of the original into simple Hindi and English with its two disputed chapters in the appendices along with opinion of scholars both Indian and European….."

Khuswant Singh
The Hindustan Times
New Delhi, December 10, 1998

"The beautifully printed book contains several multicoloured miniatures depicting the various facets of Rama's life… The book is a highly rewarding experience for those who want to know the essence of Hinduism and the reason why the poet calls the story of Rama a perpetual source of blessing and joy."

A.J. Philip
The Hindustan Times
Patna, March 26, 1980

"The volume… is principally concerned with popularizing the liberal devotional teaching of Tulsidasa."

Kailash Vajpeyi
Times of India
March 4, 1990

"The inclusion of the Tulasi text and the modern Hindi version makes this a better edition than the standard English translations of the Manasa…. The book is recommended for Manasa scholars as well as those interested in Ramayana tradition."

Chicago South Asia Newsletter
Vol. 13, No. 3
September, 1989

"Prasad was brave in undertaking so daunting a task, and the readers can now pick up a single volume and peruse the original and the translations simultaneously. The publishers have taken considerable care in producing the book. The text is easily readable and each page is handsomely decorated…."

Pratapaditya Pal
India Currents
December, 1990

Preface VII
A Brief Note on Tulasi's Life IX
Introduction XV
A. Lavakusakanda 795
B. Sri Hanumancalisa 853
C. Sri Ramasalaka Prasnavali 857
D. Mode of Recitation 859
E. (i) Indian Criticism 863
(ii) European and American Criticism 879

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