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Arrow of the Blue-skinned God

retracing the Ramayana through India

by Jonah Blank

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India,
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Vālmīki.,
    • Rāma (Hindu deity),
    • Hindu shrines -- India.,
    • Hinduism -- India.,
    • India -- Description and travel.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJonah Blank.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS414.2 .B54 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 351 p. :
      Number of Pages351
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1711169M
      ISBN 100395562678
      LC Control Number92013123
      OCLC/WorldCa25789074

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        For 3, years, India has told the epic tale of the blue-skinned man-god Rama's journey across its timeless land; this unique travel book retraces his steps and retells his story in 4/5(2). Click on book jacket below for more information and if characters are all you need, my Twitter tag is @jonahblank.

      Arrow of the Blue-skinned God Retracing the Ramayana Through India (Book): Blank, Jonah: Anthropologist and journalist Blank gives a new perspective to the 3,year-old Hindu classic, retelling the ancient tale while following the course of Rama's journey through present-day India and Sri Lanka. 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: tounderstand the chimerical 4/5(5).


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