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The Resource Many Rāmāyaṇas : the diversity of a narrative tradition in South Asia, edited by Paula Richman

Many Rāmāyaṇas : the diversity of a narrative tradition in South Asia, edited by Paula Richman

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Many Rāmāyaṇas : the diversity of a narrative tradition in South Asia
Title
Many Rāmāyaṇas
Title remainder
the diversity of a narrative tradition in South Asia
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paula Richman
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Throughout Indian history, many authors and performers have produced, and many patrons have supported, diverse tellings of the story of the exiled prince Rama, who rescues his abducted wife by battling the demon king who has imprisoned her. The contributors to this volume focus on these "many" Rāmāyaṇas. While most scholars continue to rely on Valmiki's Sanskrit Rāmāyaṇa as the authoritative version of the tale, the contributors to this volume do not. Their essays demonstrate the multivocal nature of the Rāmāyaṇa by highlighting its variations according to historical period, political context, regional literary tradition, religious affiliation, intended audience, and genre. Socially marginal groups in Indian society--Telugu women, for example, or Untouchables from Madhya Pradesh--have recast the Rama story to reflect their own views of the world, while in other hands the epic has become the basis for teachings about spiritual liberation or the demand for political separatism. Historians of religion, scholars of South Asia, folklorists, cultural anthropologists--all will find here refreshing perspectives on this tale
Additional physical form
A digital reproduction is available from E-Editions, a collaboration of the University of California Press and the California Digital Library's eScholarship program
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PK2907.R25
LC item number
M36 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Richman, Paula
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  • Vālmīki
  • Kampar
  • Tulasīdāsa
  • Rama
  • Rāma
  • Sītā
  • Rama (Gott)
  • Indic literature
  • Rāma (Hindu deity) in literature
  • Sita
  • Indic literature
  • Rāma (Hindu deity) in literature
  • Sītā (Hindu deity) in literature
  • Ramayana (anoniem)
  • Bearbeitung
  • Geschichte
  • Indische Sprachen
  • Literatur
  • Südasien
  • Bearbeitung
  • Geschichte
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Literatur
  • Indische Sprachen
  • Südasien
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Many Rāmāyaṇas : the diversity of a narrative tradition in South Asia, edited by Paula Richman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Three hundred Rāmāyaṇas : five examples and three thoughts on translation -- Rāmāyaṇas, Rāma Jātaka, and Ramakien : a comparative study of Hindu and Buddhist traditions -- Mutilation of Śūrpaṇakhā -- Fire and flood : the testing of Sītā in Kampaṉ's Irāmāvatāram -- Rāmāyaṇa of their own : women's oral tradition in Telugu -- Raja's new clothes : redressing Rāvaṇa in Meghanādavadha Kāvya -- Creating conversations : the Rāma story as puppet play in Kerala -- E.V. Ramasami's reading of the Rāmāyaṇa -- Rāmāyaṇa exegesis in Teṉkalai Śrīvaiṣṇavism -- Secret life of Rāmcandra of Ayodhya -- Personalizing the Rāmāyaṇ : Rāmnāmīs and their use of the Rāmcaritmānas
Control code
23142122
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780520072817
Lccn
91007273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)23142122
Label
Many Rāmāyaṇas : the diversity of a narrative tradition in South Asia, edited by Paula Richman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Three hundred Rāmāyaṇas : five examples and three thoughts on translation -- Rāmāyaṇas, Rāma Jātaka, and Ramakien : a comparative study of Hindu and Buddhist traditions -- Mutilation of Śūrpaṇakhā -- Fire and flood : the testing of Sītā in Kampaṉ's Irāmāvatāram -- Rāmāyaṇa of their own : women's oral tradition in Telugu -- Raja's new clothes : redressing Rāvaṇa in Meghanādavadha Kāvya -- Creating conversations : the Rāma story as puppet play in Kerala -- E.V. Ramasami's reading of the Rāmāyaṇa -- Rāmāyaṇa exegesis in Teṉkalai Śrīvaiṣṇavism -- Secret life of Rāmcandra of Ayodhya -- Personalizing the Rāmāyaṇ : Rāmnāmīs and their use of the Rāmcaritmānas
Control code
23142122
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780520072817
Lccn
91007273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)23142122

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