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Indian Epics Retold

A collection of stories by

One of India s finest novelists retells the two great Indian epics as well as some well-known tales from Hindu mythology and folklore. While the eleventh century Tamil poet Kamban s version inspires his Ramayana, Narayan s Mahabharata is based on Vyasa s monumental work. In Gods, Demons and Others, he includes stories from Kalidasa s Sanskrit classic Abhijnana Shakuntalam, the Tamil epic Silappadikaram, the Shiv Purana and the Devi Bhagwatam.

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Hardback Editions

August 1995 : USA Hardback

Title: Indian Epics Retold: The Ramayana, The Mahabharata, & Gods, Demons and Others
Author(s): R K Narayan
ISBN: 0-670-86824-8 / 978-0-670-86824-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: South Asia Books
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Paperback Editions

November 1996 : UK Paperback

Title: The Indian Epics Retold: The Ramayana; the Mahabharata; Gods, Demons And Others
Author(s): R K Narayan
ISBN: 0-14-025564-8 / 978-0-14-025564-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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