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This research paper: A 4 page discussion of this abbreviated version of classic tale from Indian culture. This paper
presents the thesis that while R.K. Narayana's rendition of "The Ramayana" is too abbreviated to offer much scholarly use, it occupies a critical
place in world literature in that it introduces the world (particularly the West) to one of the most important tales of Indian literature, a tale
that would be too long and too complex to capture the attention of most western readers without the type of abridgment that Narayana has elicited.
Narayana was in fact writing for a specific audience within a specific societal framework. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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