Assa Doron & Paula Richman (Eds)
Title Many Ramayanas: The Diversity of a Narrative Tradition in South Asia
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited/Research India Press 2015
0195635183 / 9780195635188
Seller ID 110025
Throughout the centuries in India, authors and performers have produced diverse tellings of Ramayana in numerous media. Even so, most studies of this epic have concentrated on a single telling : Valmiki's Sanskrit Ramayana. In this volume, distinguished scholars of South Asian literature, religion, and anthropology focus instead on the many Ramayana influential in Indian culture and on the circumstances that have shaped these varied tellings of the Rama story.Together, the essays demonstrate that the Ramayana is multivocal, encompassing tellings of Rama's story that vary with regional literary tradition, social location, gender, religious affiliation, colonial context, intended audience, and genre. Printed Pages: 286.
Many Ramayanas: The Diversity of a Narrative Tradition in South Asia Assa Doron & Paula Richman (Eds)