Valmiki

Sage Valmiki composing the ''[[Ramayana]]'' Valmiki (; Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि, )}} is celebrated as the harbinger-poet in Sanskrit literature. The epic ''Ramayana'', dated variously from the 5th century BCE to first century BCE, is attributed to him, based on the attribution in the text itself. He is revered as ''Ādi Kavi'', the first poet, author of ''Ramayana'', the first epic poem.

The ''Ramayana'', originally written by Valmiki, consists of 24,000 shlokas and seven cantos (kaṇḍas). The is composed of about 480,002 words, being a quarter of the length of the full text of the ''Mahabharata'' or about four times the length of the ''Iliad''. The ''Ramayana'' tells the story of a prince, Rama of the city of Ayodhya in the Kingdom of Kosala, whose wife Sita is abducted by Ravana, the demon-king (Rakshasa) of Lanka. Valmiki's ''Ramayana'' is dated variously from 500 BCE to 100 BCE or about co-eval with early versions of the ''Mahabharata''. As with many traditional epics, it has gone through a process of interpolations and redactions, making it impossible to date accurately.

British satirist Aubrey Menen says that Valmiki was "recognized as a literary genius," and thus was considered, "an outlaw," presumably because of his "philosophic scepticism," as part of an "Indian Enlightenment" period. Valmiki is also quoted as being the contemporary of Rama. Menen claims Valmiki is "the first author in all history to bring himself into his own composition." Provided by Wikipedia
Showing 1 - 20 results of 175 for search 'Vālmīki', query time: 0.03s Refine Results
  1. 1
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1970
    Bangalore City, Printed at the Bangalore Press, 1970.
    1 online resource (x, 412 pages)
    Center for Research Libraries
    Online Resource
  2. 2
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1981
    Madras : Vighneswara Pub. House, 1981.
    3 v. ; 23 cm.
  3. 3
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1963
    Varanasi, India : Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office, 1963.
    5, ix, 576 p. ; 23 cm.
  4. 4
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1928
    Puṇẽ : Bālakrshṇa Pāṇḍuraṅga Ṭhakāra, 1928-
    v. <1, 3 > : ill. ; 21 cm.
  5. 5
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1927
    Calcutta : Oriental Pub. Co., [1927]
    3 v. ; 19 cm.
  6. 6
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1982
    Delhi, India : Sri Satguru Publications, 1982.
    2 v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  7. 7
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1912
    Mumbāpuryām : "Gujarātī" Priṇṭiṅga Presa Mudraṇālaya, 1912-1920.
    7 v. ; 26 cm.
  8. 8
    by Vālmīkī
    Published 1916
    Lakhnaʼū : Munshi Naval Kishor, 1916.
    xxxiv, [808] p. ; 28 cm.
  9. 9
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1968
    Ranʻ kunʻ : Mranʻ mā Nuiṅʻ ṅaṃ luṃʺ Chuiṅʻ rā Hindū ʼA myuiʺ sāʺ Ba hui ʼA phvaiʹ khyupʻ, 1968-1972.
    6 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  10. 10
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1981
    Madras : Higginbothams, 1981.
    iii, [152] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  11. 11
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1962
    [1962]
    510 p. 19 cm.
  12. 12
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1982
    Puṇyapaṭṭanam : Śrīrāmakośa-Maṇḍalam, 1982.
    2 v. ; 25 cm.
  13. 13
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1926
    Mumbayyāṃ : "Śrīveṅkaṭeśva" (sṭīm) Mudraṇayantrālaye, 1983 [1926]
    120, 1563 p. ; 15 x 19 cm.
  14. 14
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1973
    Varanasi : Bhartiya Pub. House, 1973.
    56 p. ; 30 cm.
  15. 15
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1965
    [Srīnagar] : Jammūṉ va Kaśmīr Akādmī āf Ārṭ, Kalcar, ainḍ Lēngvējiz, 1965.
    256 p. ; 25 cm.
  16. 16
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1911
    Mumbāpuryāṃ : Nirṇayasāgaramudraṇayantre, 1911-
    v. <1-3, 5, 7 > ; 27 cm.
  17. 17
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1985
    Vārāṇasī : Sampūrṇānanda Saṃskrta Viśvavidyālaya, 1985 <1991 >
    v. <1-2, 4 > ; 25 cm.
  18. 18
    [s.l.] : [s.n.], [s.a.]
    p. ; cm.
  19. 19
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1944
    Ceṟuturutti : Vaḷḷattōḷ Granthālayaṃ, <1944- >
    v. <7 > ; 23 cm.
  20. 20
    by Vālmīki
    Published 1952
    Mumbaī : Ena. Ema. Tripāṭhī, 2009 [1952]
    xxiv, 86 p. ; 23 cm.

Search Tools: