Discover the journey of the Ramayana with Diane de Selliers

This 7 volumes box set brings together, for the first time in the world, Valmiki’s unabridged sacred text with 660 Indian miniatures from the 16th to the 19th century, unpublished for most parts.

“I have been working on this project for the past 22 years.

It took us 10 years of worldwide research to identify 5,000 images illustrating the Ramayana. We choose the most beautiful and significant ones to faithfully accompany the text, chapter by chapter.” READ MORE

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Diane de Selliers’s Ramayana on Indian TV for Diwali

In October 2011, the French edition of Valmiki’s Ramayana was launched by the French Ambassador to India at the occasion of Diwali.

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About Diane de Selliers’ publishing house

For the past 20 years, Editions Diane de Selliers, has edited and published a series of unparalleled books in the collection “The Great Texts of Literature Illustrated by the Greatest Artists”.

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VALMIKI’S RAMAYANA ILLUSTRATED : THE MAKING OF

Discover how Diane de Selliers decided to publish this masterpiece of Indian literature which required more than 10 years of research all over the world

Be a part of our journey of the Ramayana
by pre-ordering one or more copies
of the forthcoming boxset

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When you pre-order 1 or more copies, you are rewarded with

  • 20% discount
  • Free worldwide shipping

Pre-order now

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When you pre-order 5 or more copies, you are rewarded with

  • 20% discount
  • Free worldwide shipping
  • Feature in the acknowledgement at the end of the book, on 3000 copies print run
  • Invitations to launch evenings and lectures near you

Pre-order now

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When you pre-order 10 or more copies, you are rewarded with

  • 10 copies or more
  • 20% discount
  • Free worldwide shipping
  • 1 free copy of the book
  • Feature in the acknowledgement at the end of the book, on 3000 copies print run
  • Invitations to launch evenings and lectures near you

Pre-order now

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When you pre-order 20 or more copies, you are rewarded with

  • 20% discount
  • Free worldwide shipping
  • 2 free copies of the book
  • Feature in the acknowledgement at the end of the book, on 3000 copies print run
  • Invitations to launch evenings and lectures near you

Pre-order now

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When you pre-order 50 or more copies, you are rewarded with

  • 20% discount
  • Free worldwide shipping
  • 5 free copies of the book
  • Feature in the acknowledgement at the end of the book, on 3000 copies print run
  • Invitations to launch evenings and lectures near you
  • A personal message / dedication printed in your copies of the Ramayana

Pre-order now

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When you pre-order 100 or more copies, you are rewarded with

  • 30% discount
  • Free worldwide shipping
  • 10 free copies of the book
  • Acknowledgement in the first page of the book as co-patron, on 3000 copies print run
  • Invitations to launch evenings and lectures near you
  • A personal message / dedication printed in your copies of the Ramayana

Pre-order now

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Be our sole benefactor and be rewarded with

  • Pre-order 800 copies or more
  • 30% discount
  • Free worldwide shipping
  • 20 free copies of the book
  • Naming rights in the first page of the book as principal patron, on 3000 copies print run
  • Invitations to launch evenings and lectures near you
  • A personal message / dedication printed in your copies of the Ramayana

Pre-order now




Why contribute ?



Associate your name to an unprecedented project

The 3,000 limited, numbered edition of the Ramayana box sets will carry your name for a lifetime. Supporting this edition of the Ramayana will offer a priceless visibility, prestige and permanence.


Get the chance to personalize your own masterpiece edition

Share the values of Lord Rama, courage, loyalty, love and obedience with your loved ones by personalizing your own copies of the boxset.


Contribute to the worldwide diffusion of Indian heritage and civilization

Being part of the Ramayana journey is honoring the traditions and values of the sacred epic of India that shall continue, through this edition, to touch people all over the world. This edition of the Ramayana, for its exceptional content, will be treasured by generations and revered worldwide by institutions as an incomparable reference for Indian miniatures.


Contribute to spreading a message of inter faith, religious tolerance

The publication comprises the finest Mughal manuscripts of all time illustrating the Ramayana. These Mughal manuscripts were ordered by Emperor Akbar in the 16th Century, along with the first translation of the Ramayana from Sanskrit to Farsi. This was the vision of Akbar to create strong links between the Mughals and the majority of his subjects who were Hindus and encourage religious harmony and tolerance.


Advantages


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1 copy or more

  • 20% discount
  • Free worldwide shipping

PRE-ORDER

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5 copies or more

  • 20% discount
  • Feature in the acknowledgement at the end of the book on 3000 copies print run
  • Invitations to launch evenings and lectures near you
  • Free worldwide shipping

PRE-ORDER

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10 copies or more

  • 20% discount
  • 1 free copy of the book
  • Feature in the acknowledgement at the end of the book on 3000 copies print run
  • Invitations to launch evenings and lectures near you
  • Free worldwide shipping

PRE-ORDER

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20 copies or more

  • 20% discount
  • 2 free copies of the book
  • Feature in the acknowledgement at the end of the book on 3000 copies print run
  • Invitations to launch evenings and lectures near you
  • Free worldwide shipping

PRE-ORDER

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50 copies or more

  • 30% discount
  • 5 free copies of the book
  • Feature in the acknowledgement at the end of the book on 3000 copies print run
  • Invitations to launch evenings and lectures near you
  • A personal message / dedication printed in your copies of the Ramayana
  • Free worldwide shipping

PRE-ORDER

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100 copies or more

  • 30% discount
  • 10 free copies of the book
  • Acknowledgement in the first page of the book on 3000 copies print run, as co-patron
  • Invitations to launch evenings and lectures near you
  • A personal message / dedication printed in your copies of the Ramayana
  • Free worldwide shipping

PRE-ORDER

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800 copies or more

  • 30% discount
  • 20 free copies of the book
  • Naming rights in the first page of the book on 3000 copies print run, as principal patron
  • Invitations to launch evenings and lectures near you
  • A personal message / dedication printed in your copies of the Ramayana
  • Free worldwide shipping

PRE-ORDER


And if the target of 800 copies is not reached?

In this unfortunate case, the backers will be entirely and immediately reimbursed of their money.
OR
The backers can choose to receive a copy of the Ramayana box set in French¸ along with a booklet of the unabridged text and commentaries in English.
It is the exact same content and layout. Check our FAQ