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TO

THE RIGHT HON. PROFESSOR F. MAX MULLER

WHO HAS DEVOTED HIS LIFETIME TO THE ELUCIDATION OF
THE LEARNING, LITERATURE, AND RELIGION OF

ANCIENT INDIA

AND HAS RECOGNISED AND VINDICATED WHAT IS

TRUE AND GREAT AND ENNOBLING IN

MODERN INDIA

THIS TRANSLATION

IS DEDICATED AS A SINCERE TOKEN
OF THE ESTEEM AND REGARD OF MY COUNTRYMEN

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CONTENTS

Book Page

I. Sita-Swayamvara (The Bridal of Sita) . . . . i

II. Vana-Gamana-Adesa (The Banishment) ... 17

III. Dasa-ratha-Viyoga (The Death of the King) ... 38

IV. Rama-Bharata-Sambada (The Meeting of the Princes) . 63
V. Panchavati (On the Banks of the Godavari) ... 77

VI. Sita-Harana (Sita Lost) 88

VII. Kishkindha (In the Nilgiri Mountains) . . .104

VIII. Sila-Samksa (Sita Discovered) 118

IX. Ravana-Sabha (The Council of War) . . . . 127

x. Ynddha (The War in Ceylon) 137""

XI. Rajya-Abhisbeka (RanuCs Return and Consecration) . 161
XII. Aswa-Medba (Sacrifice of the Horse) . . . .171

Conclusion 179

Translator's Epilogue 181

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