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Foreword to Three Satires by Mani Shankar Aiyar | More Info

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Foreword to Ramáyana I: Boyhood by Amartya Sen | More Info

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Foreword to Rákshasa’s Ring by Romila Thapar | More Info

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Foreword to the Birth of Kumára by U.R. Ananthamurthy | More Info

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How the Nagas Were Pleased | More Info

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Ocean of the Rivers of Story (Volume Two) | More Info

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Gita·Govínda: Love Songs of Radha and Krishna | More Info

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Life of the Buddha | More Info

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Handsome Nanda | More Info

“Súndari’s Request” (Canto 4, pp. 80–93)
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Maha·bhárata IX: Shalya (volume two of two) | More Info

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Rama’s Last Act | More Info

“The Shadow” (Act III, pp. 174–193)
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The Ocean of the Rivers of Story (volume one of nine) | More Info

Attainment I, Seventh Wave (pp. 161–181)
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“The Lady of the Jewel Necklace” and “The Lady Who Shows Her Love” | More Info

“Rendezvous” (Act III, pp. 181–199)
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Maha·bhárata Book Four: Viráta | More Info

“Disguises for Viráta's Court” (Canto 1-13, pp. 23-43)
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Maha·bhárata Book Eight: Karna (volume one of two) | More Info

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Ramáyana III: The Forest | More Info

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Full Bibliography
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Messenger Poems | More Info

“Rupa Go·svamin: The Swan Messenger” (pp. 175–197)
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The Epitome of Queen Lilávati (volume two of two) | More Info

“The Enlightenment and Initiation of His Highness Prince Vímala·sena, the Soul of the Mighty Ascetic Rama·deva” (Canto 13, pp. 361–379)
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Five Discourses on Worldly Wisdom | More Info

“On War and Peace: The Story of the Crows and the Owls” (Book III, pp. 353–375)
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Rama Beyond Price | More Info

“The Breaking of Shiva’s Bow” (Act III, pp. 188–207)
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Ramáyana IV: Kishkíndha | More Info

“Rama Reproached” (14–18, pp. 101–131)
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Ramáyana I: Boyhood | More Info

“The Creation Of Poetry” (2–4, pp. 43–61)
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Ramáyana II: Ayódhya | More Info

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What Ten Young Men Did | More Info

“What Mitra·gupta Did” (From Chapter 11, pp. 414–449)
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The Emperor Of The Sorcerers (volume two of two) | More Info

“A Glimpse of Breasts” (Canto 26, pp. 389–399)

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Rákshasa's Ring | More Info

“Dissension” (Act IV, pp. 197–231)

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Maha·bhárata Book Nine: Shalya (volume one of two) | More Info

“Surrender Rejected” (3-5, pp. 53–83)

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Birth of Kumára | More Info

“Love's Wife’s Lament” (Canto 4, pp. 129–153)

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The Emperor of the Sorcerers (volume one of two) | More Info

“The Meeting on the Riverbank” (Canto 4, pp. 129–153)

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The Epitome of Queen Lilávati (volume one of two) | More Info

“The Fruits Of Sensuality” (Canto 7, pp. 463–486)

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The Heavenly Exploits | More Info

“The Story of Makándika the Wanderer” (36, pp. 309–333)

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Love Lyrics | More Info

“Bílhana: The Love Thief” 

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Maha·bhárata Book Three: The Forest (volume four of four) | More Info

“About The Drilling Sticks” (3.311-215, pp. 277–299)

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Maha·bhárata Book Seven: Drona (volume one of four) | More Info

Maha·bhárata Book Seven: Drona “The Death of the Beholden” (Canto 16-32, pp. 142–161)

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Much Ado About Religion | More Info

“Lustful Ascetics” (Prelude to Act Two)

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Three Satires | More Info

“Mockery of the Kali Era” (pp. 319–339)

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