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Too many Ramayanas- focus on characters

In my previous post, I had mentioned that there exist many versions of Ramayana, and confronting one over the other will only narrow down our perspective and eventually lead to great cultural loss.

Too many Ramayanas- the doordarshan impact

January 25, 1987, to July 31, 1988- the period when Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana was aired on Doordarshan. This show rose to hold the world record of being the world’s most viewed mythological serial. It was primarily based on Valmiki’s Ramayana … Continue reading

Too many Ramayanas- prologue

Have you heard Aristotle’s story of the carpenter’s knife? When asked to an old carpenter how long he had possessed his knife, he answered- “I’ve had it for 30 years. I have changed the blade a few times and the … Continue reading

Lights, camera, fiction

A new trend is emerging in Indian cinema. Our new directors are fascinated about making derived films on real or known stories. Take Raavan, No One Killed Jessica and Raajneeti for example. These films had fictionalized an entire set of events, but … Continue reading