wondered the late poet and scholar AK Ramanujan of the Indian epic in Twenty four years later, the essay, Three Hundred Ramayanas:Five. Three Hundred Ramayanas – Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation has 7 ratings and 2 reviews. Shayantani A.K. Ramanujan. Other editions. Documents Similar To A K Ramanujan Three Hundred Many Ramayanas the Diversity of a Narrative Tradition in South Asia. Uploaded by.

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These are obvious counter narratives—the main story and characters remain the same. Nisha marked it as to-read Mar 29, This action of the Academic Council attracted a lot of attention and several people viewed this as an act of unwarranted censorship.

Suvendhu Patra marked it as to-read Mar 19, The history department teachers, of course, refused to comply. Return to Book Page. Sedhu M rated it it was ok Nov 11, Selvakumar Sundararaj marked it as to-read Nov 14, Political Science syllabus at Delhi university Bangladesh: There are two distinct traditions within the Jaina Ramakathas, and although Ramanujan does not directly refer to this himself, I extend his assertion that there is no one text that can be upheld for even the counter narrative.

Do you know of one where Sita doesn’t go with Rama to the forest?

The count of Ramayanas in the title of the essay is based on a work of Camille Bulcke [1] and it has been pointed out that it is an underestimate of the actual count. Ramayaas About Three Hundred Ram About Mainstream Archives on Manu marked it as to-read Nov 14, Ramanujan was an Indian poet, scholar and author, a philologist, folklorist, translator, poet and playwright. Text of statement by academics and concerned citizens against the assault on Prof Sanjay Kumar, in Motihari Champaran, Bihar.


A classical kind of context-sensitive theme is also found in his cultural essays especially in his writings about Indian folklore and classic poetry.

The scholarly essay by A.

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The bhakti ideology has been seen as a reaction to brahmanical orthodoxy, but as many have pointed out, at the moment of the institutionalisation of the bhakti tradition, the dissenting element became the orthodoxy. Gunabhadra borrows this motif in the 9th century CE, and the girl child is placed in ramayaas casket and buried in Mithila by Marica, the demon that could change his form at will.

D scholar at my Centre, teaching in a DU college, remarked that it was so delightful to ramnaujam a paper that actually allowed you to look at culture beyond the confines of the mainstream with its emphasis on normative lenses. Nov 12, Shayantani Das rated it really liked it.

Ramanujan’s Three Hundred Ramayanas: Transmission, Interpretation And Dialogue In Indian Traditions

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Hadevjx marked it as to-read Feb 27, One of Ramanujan’s main observations in the essay is that there is no such original Ramayana and that Valmiki’s Ramayana telling is only one among many Ramayana tellings.

The Supreme Court ordered the appointment of a four-member Academic Committee to look into the matter. I could take issues with his complacent reading of the Tamil Kamban, his hermeneutical rendering of Jaina and other tellings, his disengagement with the politics of caste in subversive texts, his translations, etc.


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To see what your friends thought ny this book, please sign up. Anu Krishna ramanuam it really liked it Nov 16, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit, and English. Works gy on the Ramayana.

Crackdown on Activists – reports, commentary and public statements Bangladesh: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He ends the essay with a funny folktale about the power of Ramayana, where the listener is entranced and caught up in the action, who is compelled to enter the world of the epic rather than being a mere by stander, thus erasing the line between fiction and reality. The controversy engendered by the celebrated scholar A. He worked for non-Sanskritic Indian literature and his popular work in sociolinguistics and literature unfolds his creativity in the most striking way.

Views Read Edit View history. Reciprocity and Transformation in Hindu and Jain Texts, pp. But this end brings home to Hanuman, the ever faithful bhakta of Rama, that there is no one Rama, there are many Ramas, and no single Ramayana but many Ramsyanas.