Thursday, August 18, 2016

Overview: R. Dutt. Ramayana.


Title: Ramayana, The Epic of Rama, Prince of India, condensed into English verse
Author: Valmiki
Translator: Romesh Dutt
Year: 1899

Comments: This is an English verse translation of selected portions of Valmiki's Ramayana.

Free Online: See all the links, including a free audiobook, at Freebookapalooza.

Bizzell: There is a copy available for checkout from the regular Bizzell stacks: 891.2 V24rEd (click to see if it is checked out or not).

Length: three weeks. I've divided the reading into six parts: Part A - Part B (one week of reading), Part C - Part D (another week of reading), and Part E - Part F (three weeks of reading).  You do not need to read this in order, and you can use it just for a half-week of reading or one or two or three weeks of reading; it's up to you based on which parts you are most interested in.


READING A
Book I: The Bridal of Sita
Book II: The Banishment

READING B
Book II: The Banishment, cont.
Book III: The Death of the King

READING C
Book IV: The Meeting of the Princes
Book V: On the Banks of the Godavari

READING D
Book VI: Sita Lost
Book VII: In the Nilgiri Mountains

READING E
Book VIII: Sita Discovered
Book IX: The Council of War
Book X: The War in Ceylon

READING F
Book X: The War in Ceylon, cont.
Book XI: Rama's Return and Consecration
Book XII: Sacrifice of the Horse


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