Ramayana

Daljit Nagra

Ramayana by Daljit Nagra is a lively, vibrant translation of one of the great epics of the ancient world, by the award-winning author of Look We Have Coming to Dover!

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571313846
Date Published
02.10.2014
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Summary

The Ramayana is one of the great epics of the ancient world, with versions spanning the cultures, religions and languages of Asia. Its story of Rama’s quest to recover his wife Sita from her abduction by Raavana, the Lord of the Underworld, has enchanted readers and audiences across the Eastern world for thousands of years.

Daljit Nagra was captivated by his grandparents’ Punjabi version as a child, and has chosen to rejuvenate the story for a new generation of multicultural, multi-faith readers. By drawing on scenes originating in versions such as those from Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, as well as the better-known Indian Ramayanas, and by incorporating elements of Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain and secular versions, Nagra creates a consciously multicultural Ramayana. This dazzling version is both accessible and engaging, written in Nagra’s typically vibrant and eclectic language, and bursting with energy, pathos and humour.

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Daljit Nagra has published four books of poetry with Faber. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, Council of Society of Authors and a PBS New Generation Poet. Daljit’s collections have won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem and Best First Book, the South Bank Show Decibel Award and the…

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