First published in 1900, this volume reproduces the key events of the Ramayana and Mahabharata Indian epics. It emerged amongst significant academic interest in Indian culture and literature. Whilst many Indian histories had provided abstracts and full texts of the two epics presented here, this book provided reproductions of the main incidents and striking features of these two otherwise imposing, lengthy works. The volume deals with each text separately and presents several key excerpts along with a general introduction and introductory remarks for both texts.
Table of Contents
Part 1. The Ramayana. 1. Introductory Remarks. 2. The Story of Rama’s Adventures. 3. The Ram Lila or Play of Rama. 4. The Story of the Descent of Ganga. Part 2. The Mahabharata. 1. Introductory Remarks. 2. The Story of the Great War. 3. The Sacred Land. Part 3. Appendix. 1. The Bhagavatgita or Divine Song. 2. The Churning of the Ocean. 3. Nala and Damayanti.
John Campbell Oman