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Too many Ramayanas- conclusion

These series of articles are an attempt by me to bring into picture, how diversified Ramayana is! Please note that I’m not trying to address or survey all the possible tellings of Ramayana. That’s beyond my scope! My readers are … Continue reading

Too many Ramayanas- women’s Ramayana

According to my teacher– “fiction has one narrative but fact has many”. Ramayana is probably the most fascinating story India has created, and every other man has his own story to tell, and women are not far behind! One such … Continue reading

Too many Ramayanas- redifining cultural dilemmas

A great Bengali author Michael Madusudan Dutt, a born Hindu, was attracted by Christianity. he converted. Yet his love for the Hindu mythology dawned a new era in the Bengali literature. His masterpiece, Meghnad Badh Kabya (the slaying of Meghnada) … Continue reading

Too many Ramayanas- Jaina tellings

The Jaina texts express the feeling that the Hindus have maligned Ravana and made him into a villain. Here is a set of questions that a Jaina text begins by asking- “How can monkeys vanquish the powerful raksasa warriors like … Continue reading

Too many Ramayanas- the hindu and buddhist tellings

Rama’s story has been told in many religions. Although the Rama story is not, as such, a Hindu story, the Hindu versions are very ancient. In this article, I’d like to stress upon one thing- The characters and happenings of … Continue reading