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Hindu epic in Khmer

Five thousand copies of a new Khmer translation of the classic Hindu epic Ramayana

will be distributed free of charge by the Embassy of India to libraries and schools

across Cambodia next month. The first Khmer language book to be published and printed

in India, the new translation features elegant traditional illustrations of the ancient

Hindu tale of warriors, kings, saints and goddesses. The Ramayana embodies much of

the cultural heritage of India, and is known in various guises throughout Southeast




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