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Author Name    Patrick Jered

Title   Finding the Demonís Fiddle: On the Trail of the Ravanhattha

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Publisher   New Delhi, India Westland Limited

ISBN    9789385152023

Seller ID   109708

A European arrives in India and comes upon an ancient mythical instrument. This instrument, the Ravanhattha, is not only the earliest ancestor of the western violin, but was also, according to the early versions of the Ramayana, invented by the Great Demon King, Ravana.Who exactly was Ravana? Was he just the vengeful abductor of Sita and the sworn enemy of Lord Ram? Or was he the wise and compassionate ruler of Lanka? Could Ravana be responsible for the birth of Zen Buddhism in Japan? How did Ravana contribute to the invention of Chinese Kung Fu? As the authorís fascination for the Ravanhattha and his growing obsession with the Demon King himself take over, he is drawn into a world of desert musician-priests, obscure traditions and vibrant characters. This intimate and often humorous account of Patrick Jeredís visit to India and Sri Lanka, reads like an engaging page-turner of a novel. The author skilfully interweaves a personal travel narrative with the history, scripture and arcane religions surrounding the Ravanhattha, drawing together several tales that all eventually reach their own surprising conclusions.

Finding the Demonís Fiddle: On the Trail of the Ravanhattha Patrick Jered

Price = 12.35 USD


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