Questioning Ramayanas : a South Asian tradition / edited by Paula Richman

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Subjects: Rāmāyanạ
Rāmacaritamānasa
Indic literature--History and criticism
Rāma (Hindu deity) in literature
Vālmīki Rāmāyanạ
Tulasīdāsa, Rāmacaritamānasa
Vālmīki. Rāmāyanạ
Tulasīdāsa, 1532-1623. Rāmacaritamānasa
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Berkeley: University of California Press, c2001
LC Classification: P, PK
Table of Contents: Foreword / Romila Thapar
Preface
A Note on Transliteration
1. Questioning and Multiplicity Within the Ramayana Tradition / Paula Richman 1
2. Lovers' Doubts: Questioning the Tulsi Ramayan / Linda Hess 25
3. Bhavabhuti on Cruelty and Compassion / David Shulman 49
4. Crying Dogs and Laughing Trees in Rama's Kingdom: Self-reflexivity in Ananda Ramayana / Vidyut Aklujkar 83
5. Ravana's Kitchen: A Testimony of Desire and the Other / Robert P. Goldman 105
6. Dining Out at Lake Pampa: The Shabari Episode in Multiple Ramayanas / Philip Lutgendorf 119
7. "Grinding Millet But Singing of Sita:" Power and Domination in Awadhi and Bhojpuri Women's Songs / Usha Nilsson 137
8. The Politics of Telugu Ramayanas: Colonialism, Print Culture, and Literary Movements / Velcheru Narayana Rao 159
9. Thereupon Hangs a Tail: The Deification of Vali in the Teyyam Worship of Malabar / Rich Freeman 187
10. The Voice of Sita in Valmiki's Sundarakanda / Sally J. Sutherland Goldman 223
11. Two Poems on Sita / Bina Agarwal 239
12. Krttibasa's Apophatic Critique of Rama's Kingship / Tony K. Stewart, Edward C. Dimock 243
13. The Ramayana and its Muslim Interpreters / Vasudha Narayanan 265
14. Yes to Sita, No to Ram: The Continuing Hold of Sita on Popular Imagination in India / Madhu Kishwar 285
15. The Ramlila Migrates to Southall / Paula Richman 309
16. Fiji's Fifth Veda: Exile, Sanatan Dharm, and Countercolonial Initiatives in Diaspora / John Kelly 329
Appendix / Linda Hess 353
Notes 359
Contributors 411
Copyright Statement 419
Index 421
Additional Authors: Richman, Paula
Notes: LCCN: 00046706
ISBN: 0520220730 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0520220749 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description: xx, 432 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 44991149
ISBN/ISSN: 0520220730
0520220749

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