Robert P. Goldman

Robert Philip Goldman (born 1942) is the William and Catherine Magistretti Distinguished Professor of Sanskrit at the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since April 1996 at the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, Berkeley

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  • Valmlki's Ramayan is the central document of Indian culture. The book and its message express in an aesthetically pleasing and emotionally moving form what must be seen as the most powerfully hegemonic discourse of the brahmanical and kshatriya elites of India's epic age. It continues to be the basic and the founding statement of social and political order in India even today. Greek epics like Homer's Iliad are the books of a lost civilization for today's Westerners.

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