Ravana: Myths Legends and Lore

By: Indira Goswami & Manjeet Baruah (Authors)

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Ravana is one of the most fascinating characters in the epic traditions of the world. His uniqueness comes from the tact that he is not merely a villain but also a highly accomplished character in arts and learning. Havana`s accomplishments make him a most distinct villain in the epic traditions of the world. The different essays that are brought together in this volume bring out this greatness in the character of Ravana. The essays also show how the tradition of Ramayana exists in different forms and with different meanings in various parts of South Asia and South East Asia. But the one constant feature in all these traditions, as the essays show, is the nature of accomplishment that is associated with the character of Ravana. The essays in this volume consist of lectures, commentaries and research works that have been carried out especially since 20th century till the present times. The essays also remind us of the fact that analysis of the Ramayana would remain incomplete without considering the role of Ravana in making possible the subtlety and grandeur that the epic is infused with. CONTENTS: Preface; 1. Ravana, the King of Lanka/Tulasi Ramachandra 2. Ravana in Kandali`s Assamese Ramayana and Tulsi`s Ramcharit Manas/Indira Goswami 3. Lanka/Masti Venkatesha Iyengar 4. Ravana/Masti Venkatesha Iyengar 5. Ravana in Krittibasa`s Ramayana/Mukti Choudhury 6. Dasakantha (Ravana) in the Ramakien : Villain or Tragic Hero?/Srisurang Poolthupya 7. Bhili Ravana (Ior) `The Ego Incarnate`/Bharati Jhaveri 8. Ravana/Srinivasa Sastry 9. Ravana : The Mighty King of Lanka/Shanti Lal Nagar 10. Ravana`s Navel and the Paradox of Dismemberment in Illustrations of the Ramayana/Rupendra Guha Mazumdar 11. Ravana : The Most Learned Yet Unwise/Achal Malhotra 12. Historicizing Myths! `Sites of Ramayana in Sri Lanka`/Manjeet Baruah. Printed Pages: 154 with 31 b/w plates & 80 colours plates.

Title: Ravana: Myths Legends and Lore

Author Name: Indira Goswami & Manjeet Baruah (Authors)

Categories: India, Art,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, B.R. Publishing Corporation: 2009

ISBN: 817646645X

ISBN 13: 9788176466455

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 110439

Keywords: Ravana: Myths Legends and Lore Indira Goswami & Manjeet Baruah (Authors)