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Valmiki Ramayana - Eng Translation - Griffith - A5

Valmiki Ramayana - Eng Translation - Griffith - A5

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 Ralph T. H. Griffith
 Ramayan of Valmiki
amayan of Valmiki
 
RÁMÁYAN OF VÁLMÍKI
RALPH T. H. GRIFFITH, M. A.,
[1870-1874]
Contents Start Reading  This is the first complete public domain translation of the Ramayana to be placed online. The Ramayana isone of the two epic Hindu poems, the other being theMahabharata. The Ramayana describes a love storybetween Rama, an ancient King, and Sita, who iscaptured by Ravan, the King of Ceylon. Rama layssiege to Ceylon and wins back Sita. The parallels to theIliadare obvious, but the details are very different.
This verse translation by Griffith, whose translations of theRig VedaandtheSama Vedaare also available at sacred-texts, was scanned in 2000from an original copy, which had very poor typesetting. Due to thedifficulty of converting this 600 page text to etext, the project was put onhold for several years until OCR technology matured. Finally in 2003,the text was OCR-ed and proofed at Distributed Proofing. However,
 
despite best efforts, there are several places in this text where theproofing was difficult or impossible. These are indicated by asterisks or(
illegible
). We are in the process of cleaning up these issues and hope tohave a definitive version of this text at some point. In the meantime wehope you enjoy this epic, which is one of the most popular tales of Indianmythology.
Title Page
Invocation
BOOK I