Valmiki Ramayana: Voices and Visions

By: Avadhesh Kumar Singh (Ed.)

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Contents: Preface. Introduction: Ramayana as the Inexhaustible Site of Knowledge and Wisdom/Avadhesh Kumar Singh. 1. Valmikiā€™s Ramakatha: Origin and Development/Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra. 2. Ramayana: Between Archaeology and Text/Hemant Dave. 3. The Heritage of Valmiki Ramayana/Ramjee Singh. 4. Reinterpreting Ramakatha/Narendra Kohli. 5. Ramayana: The Voice of India/Indra Nath Choudhuri. 6. Appreciation of Ramayana in Literary Tradition/Radhavallabh Tripathi. 7. Ramayana as Literature/Rajendra Nanavati. 8. Ramayana: A Meta-poetics Text/Rajnish Mishra. 9. Tragic Elements in Ramayana/Nisha Rai. 10. Political Sermon and Diplomatic Policies in the Ramayava with Reference to Ayodhyakanda and Kishkindhakanda/Neelima Saikia. 11. Gandharvam in the Ramayanam/Rajlakshmi Srinivasan. 12. Moral Values in Valmiki Ramayana/Satya Vrata Shastri. 13. Spiritual Values in Valmiki Ramayana/Mithilaprasad Tripathi. 14. Divine and Human in the Valmiki Ramayana/Vijay Pandya. 15. Etiquettes and Propriety in the Ramayana/Brajakishore Swain. 16. Hanuman in Ramayana/S. Revathy. 17. Significance of Paduka in Ramayana/Jayanti Ravi. 18. Womanhood in the Ramayana/Gauri Mahulikar. 19. The Family Relations in Valmiki Ramayana/Nagindas Sanghavi. Index. Valmiki Ramayana, the first kavya (poetic composition) and the first mahakavya (epic) of the world, is an inexhaustible fountain of culture and knowledge. It has impacted infinite minds and souls in India and abroad, and continues to inspire and engage creative and critical minds, and will remain so for the ages to come. Ramayana, along with standardizing Ramakatha, transcends history, geography and binaries of mode of thinking. Its appeal may be discerned from the fact that it exists in different versions in various regions and forms. Notwithstanding these versions, Valmiki Ramayana rules human heart and mind for its subject matter and manner of articulation. The multilayered worlds of Ramayana make it a seedbed of ideas existing at various levels. Traversing generations, and getting interpreted anew in consonance with cultural needs and existential questions, it has earned serious critical consideration of scholars from different perspectives - literary, aesthetic, ethical, comparative, interdisciplinary, religious, philosophical, moral, social, archaeological, and intermedial among many. Hence, it demands its reinterpretation by every generation. The present book is a testimony to it and a response in this direction. Consisting of scholarly papers by eminent intellectuals and with a perspicuous introduction, this book reconsiders Valmiki Ramayana from different perspectives, presented in a seminar on Ramayana that was organized with the blessings of Pujya Morari Bapu. Printed Pages: 506.

Title: Valmiki Ramayana: Voices and Visions

Author Name: Avadhesh Kumar Singh (Ed.)

Categories: India, Hinduism,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.: 2017

ISBN: 8124608962

ISBN 13: 9788124608968

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 15 x 23 Cm

Seller ID: 116204

Keywords: Valmiki Ramayana: Voices and Visions Avadhesh Kumar Singh (Ed.)