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The most accessible treatment I've read
on 18 September 2011
Too often, renderings into English of the Hindu classics are overly reverential, or use elaborate or archaic language or feel the need to keep readers (often uncomfortably) aware of the sacred significance of the text - all of this produces clunky unreadable prose. Not with this one. This translator has managed the feat of respecting the living classic while producing an updated and readable text. The introduction is particularly valuable for its summary of the narrative and for setting the context on the relevance and significance of the original work. And all of this at a tiny price!