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Ramanujan believes that to classify the Rāmāyaṇa as an epic is to deprive it of the religious significance it holds in India and parts of Southeast Asia.* On the other hand, since the Rāmāyaṇa cannot obviously be contained by any single ...


Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538113691

Category: Religion

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One of India’s greatest epics, the Ramayana pervades the country’s moral and cultural consciousness. For generations it has served as a bedtime story for Indian children, while at the same time engaging the interest of philosophers and theologians. Believed to have been composed by Valmiki sometime between the eighth and sixth centuries BCE, the Ramayana tells the tragic and magical story of Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, an incarnation of Lord Visnu, born to rid the earth of the terrible demon Ravana. An idealized heroic tale ending with the inevitable triumph of good over evil, the Ramayana is also an intensely personal story of family relationships, love and loss, duty and honor, of harem intrigue, petty jealousies, and destructive ambitions. All this played out in a universe populated by larger-than-life humans, gods and celestial beings, wondrous animals and terrifying demons. With her magnificent translation and superb introduction, Arshia Sattar has successfully bridged both time and space to bring this ancient classic to modern English readers.
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Author: Leksa Manush


ISBN: UVA:X002195443


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1990 By Leksa Manush

If we adhere to the CE, many details in the Rāmāyana become much clearer. Scholars today consider the CE to be the most authentic text of the Rāmāyana of Vālmīki. In these days, not many know Sanskrit and most people even in India know ...

Author: Mangalam R. Parameswaran

Publisher: Manipal Universal Press

ISBN: 9789382460084

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The world’s greatest epic poem Valmikiramayana, composed over 2,500 years ago, is loved by countless millions of men and women of all religions. The present book is the first condensed version in English of the most reliable version of Valmikiramayana, the Critical Edition prepared by Baroda Oriental Research Institute, India.
2013-04-19 By Mangalam R. Parameswaran

''Re-siting Sita: Gender and Narrative in Valmiki's Sundarakanda.'' Purana 45.2, pp. 115–35. ———. (2003b). ''Sita's War: Gender and Narrative in the Yuddhakanda of Valmiki's Ramayana.'' Paper presented at the Twelfth World Sanskrit ...


Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400833269

Category: Religion

Page: 1680

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The sixth book of the Ramayana of Valmiki, the Yuddhakanda, recounts the final dramatic war between the forces of good led by the exiled prince Rama, and the forces of evil commanded by the arch demon Ravana. The hero Rama's primary purpose in the battle is to rescue the abducted princess Sita and destroy the demon king. However, the confrontation also marks the turning point for the divine mission of the Ramavatara, the incarnation of Lord Visnu as a human prince, who will restore righteousness to a world on the brink of chaos. The book ends with the gods' revelation to Rama of his true divine nature, his emotional reunion with his beloved wife, his long-delayed consecration as king of Kosala, and his restoration of a utopian age. The Yuddhakanda contains some of the most extraordinary events and larger-than-life characters to be found anywhere in world literature. This sixth volume in the critical edition and translation of the Valmiki Ramayana includes an extensive introduction, exhaustive notes, and a comprehensive bibliography.
2009-07-06 By

This Rāmāyaṇa Saṃkṣēpam [Ramayana Condensed] forms part of a lineage of summaries, which first appear in Valmiki's Rāmāyaṇa itself. Some scholars view them as vestiges of memory aids that ensured accurate transmission by bards who ...

Author: Paula Richman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197552506

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 378

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"Performing the Ramayana Tradition: Enactments, Interpretations, and Arguments, edited by Ramayana scholar Paula Richman and Rustom Bharucha, scholar of Theater and Performance Studies, examines diverse retellings of the Ramayana narrative as interpreted and embodied through a spectrum of performances. Unlike previous publications, this book is neither a monograph on a single performance tradition nor a general overview of Indian theatre. Instead, it provides context-specific analyses of selected case studies that explore contemporary enactments of performance traditions and the narratives from which they draw: Kutiyattam, Nangyarkuttu and Kathakali from Kerala; Kattaikkuttu and a "mythological" drama from Tamilnadu; Talamaddale from Karnataka; avant-garde performances from Puducherry and New Delhi; a modern dance-drama from West Bengal; the monastic tradition of Sattriya from Assam; anti-caste plays from North India; and the Ramnagar Ramlila. Apart from the editors' two introductions, which orient readers to the history of Ramayana narratives by Tulsidas, Valmiki, Kamban, Sankaradeva, and others, as well as the performance vocabulary of their enactments, the volume includes many voices, including those of directors, performers, scholars, connoisseurs, and the scholar-abbot of a monastery. It also contains two full scripts of plays, photographs of productions, interviews, conversations, and a glossary of Indian terms. Each essay in the volume, written by an expert in the field, is linked to several others, clustered around shared themes: the politics of caste and gender, the representation of the anti-hero, contemporary re-interpretations of traditional narratives, and the presence of Ramayana discourse in everyday life"--
2021 By Paula Richman

ABBREVIATIONS RĀMĀYAŅA EDITIONS ( when followed by a verse - number ' ed . ' has been left out ) B. ed . Vālmīkirāmāyaṇam rāmakstayā tilakākhyayā sametam , two volumes , Bombay 1880 Crit . Ed . Critical Edition of the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa ...

Author: L.A.Van Daalen

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 812081925X

Category: Sanskrit language

Page: 315

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Valmiki the poet and the author of Valmiki-Ramayana most unlikely used irregularities more often than just sporadically it is not concerned generally with what is grammatically correct. To present here the same is the main aim of this study that is mainly based on the text and the critical apparatus of the critical edition of the Valmiki Ramayana, The national epic of India.
2004 By L.A.Van Daalen

The most well-known version of the Indian Ramayana is attributed to the poet Valmiki, ... scholars would argue that the Old Javanese Ramayana drew from the Bhattikavya version and not from the more popular Indian Valmiki's Ramayana, ...

Author: L. Ayu Saraswati

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824837877

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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In Indonesia, light skin color has been desirable throughout recorded history. Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race explores Indonesia’s changing beauty ideals and traces them to a number of influences: first to ninth-century India and some of the oldest surviving Indonesian literary works; then, a thousand years later, to the impact of Dutch colonialism and the wartime occupation of Japan; and finally, in the post-colonial period, to the popularity of American culture. The book shows how the transnational circulation of people, images, and ideas have shaped and shifted discourses and hierarchies of race, gender, skin color, and beauty in Indonesia. The author employs “affect” theories and feminist cultural studies as a lens through which to analyze a vast range of materials, including the Old Javanese epic poem Ramayana, archival materials, magazine advertisements, commercial products, and numerous interviews with Indonesian women. The book offers a rich repertoire of analytical and theoretical tools that allow readers to rethink issues of race and gender in a global context and understand how feelings and emotions—Western constructs as well as Indian, Javanese, and Indonesian notions such as rasa and malu—contribute to and are constitutive of transnational and gendered processes of racialization. Saraswati argues that it is how emotions come to be attached to certain objects and how they circulate that shape the “emotionscape” of white beauty in Indonesia. Her ground-breaking work is a nuanced theoretical exploration of the ways in which representations of beauty and the emotions they embody travel geographically and help shape attitudes and beliefs toward race and gender in a transnational world.
2013-03-31 By L. Ayu Saraswati

She signals that the Ramayana and Mahabharata we are so proud of are the epics composed by lowcaste bards on the exploits of the warriors they were accompanying on the battlefield and based on the basic plots of Valmiki and Veda Vyasa.

Author: V.S. Sardesai

Publisher: Readworthy

ISBN: 9789350182567

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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This book attempts to address the issue of Hindus being Aryans or non-Aryans. Analysing the present situation of Hindus, it tries to show what a Hindu is supposed to be under the Hinduism and what actually he is at present. It also attempts to find out the reasons responsible for the downfall of Hindus and their indifference towards it. The remedy is suggested as well.
2021-05-22 By V.S. Sardesai

is book keeps Valmiki's Ramayana front and center, yet explores other versions, gently weaving in aspects of Kambar Ramayana's beautiful poetic analogies and folk tales that are in philosophical alignment with Valmiki's Ramayana.

Author: Shubha Vilas

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9789391019648

Category: Religion

Page: 1792

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Features 6 National Bestsellers Ramayana: The Game of Life – Book 1: Roar with Courage Ramayana: The Game of Life – Book 2: Conquer Change Ramayana: The Game of Life – Book 3: Adopt Patience Ramayana: The Game of Life – Book 4: Stand Strong Ramayana: The Game of Life – Book 5: Radiate Confidence Ramayana: The Game of Life – Book 6: Think Big to Win Authentic narration of the epic with life lessons The RAMAYANA is not a story. It is a way of life. It is THE GAME OF LIFE. A good game is full of twists and turns at every stage and this magical epic arms us with valuable tools to deal with anomalies in our own lives. These quirks turn us into valiant warriors in the face of the most challenging situations.
2021-12-19 By Shubha Vilas

That the Valmiki Ramayana was not considered a sacred text initially , is a view hold by several scholars of the Ramayana ... Valmiki's Ramayana The Valmiki Ramayana is not considered a part of the vedic corpus of sacred literature ...

Author: Girja Kumar

Publisher: Har-Anand Publications

ISBN: 8124105251

Category: Censorship

Page: 470

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Existence of the freedom to read, write, print, publish, discuss, debate, and dispute creative writing and dissident writing in India.
1997 By Girja Kumar