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Arrow of the Blue-skinned God

retracing the Ramayana through India

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English.

About the Book

The three-thousand-year-old epic Ramayana chronicles Lord Rama's physical voyage from one end of the Indian subcontinent to the other and his spiritual voyage from Man to God. In Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God, anthropologist and journalist Jonah Blank gives a new perspective to this Hindu classic -- retelling the ancient tale while following the course of Rama's journey through present-day India and Sri Lanka. Ultimately, Blank's journey -- like that of Lord Rama -- evolves into a quest: to understand the chimerical essence of India itself, in all its overwhelming beauty and paradox. "Quite possibly the most perceptive book that I have come across on India since the British Raj ended." -- Pranay Gupte, The Washington Post; "What Hollywood attempted on the big screen with casts of thousands in Gandhi and A Passage to India, Jonah Blank has achieved in 350 stylistically rich pages." -- Los Angeles Times; "This informative and entertaining book is something to be thankful for." -- The New York Times Book Review

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
915.404/52
Library of Congress
DS414.2 .B54 1992

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 351 p. :
Number of pages
351

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1711169M
Internet Archive
arrowofblueskinn00blan
ISBN 10
0395562678
LC Control Number
92013123
OCLC/WorldCat
25789074
Library Thing
182978
Goodreads
1616809

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