Friday, August 19, 2016

Overview: Pattanaik. Book of Ram.


Title: The Book of Ram
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Year: 2009

Comment: This is a wonderful book for re-reading the Ramayana because Devdutt Pattanaik includes local legends and other variations on the story that you probably did not read the first time around, and there are also wonderful illustrations by the author.

Bizzell Reserves. Go to the Bizzell Reserve Desk to check out a Kindle with this book; you can learn about the Bizzell Kindles here.

Bizzell Stacks. There is also a copy available for checkout from the regular Bizzell stacks: BL 1225 .R3 P38 2015 (click to see if it is checked out or not).

Kindle: You can buy your own Kindle copy copy from Amazon for $9.99 (checked price August 19 2016).

Length: two weeks. I've divided the reading into four parts: Part A - Part B (one week of reading), and then Part C - Part D (another week of reading).


WEEK 1:
Reading A:
Ramayana's Protagonist
Dasharatha's Son
Rishyasringa's Curse
Three Wives and a Yagna
Two Boons
Kaikeyi to the Rescue
Manthara's Tirade
Gandharvi Manthara
People of Ayodhya
Shravan-kumar
Vishvamitra's Student
Yoga Vashishtha
Vishvamitra's Yagna
Tadaka
Magical Weapons
Maricha and Subahu
Ahalya
Breaking the Bow
Sita's Husband
Shiva's Bow
Sita Follows Ram
Reading B:
Sages in the Forest
Crow's Eye
Clothes of Sita
Surpanakha
Surpanakha's Brother
Nalakubera
Ravana's Threats
Rama's Severed Head
The Naga Mantra
Trial by Fire
Lakshmana's Brother
Urmila's Sleep
Bharata's Resolve
Lord of Lanka
Vali's Quarrel
Death of Vali
Monsoons
Vibhishana
Kumbhakarna's Slumber
Last Chance for Bharata
Lakshmana Disobeys

WEEK 2:
Reading C:
Hanuman's Master
Hanuman Meets Rama
Eating the Sun
Hanuman's Teacher
Hanuman's Foresight
Swayamprabha
Sampati
Hanuman's Strength
Journey Across the Sea
Finding Sita
Burning of Lanka
Bridge of Lanka
Meghanada Strikes Lakshmana
Death of Meghanada
Hanuman's Heart
Birth of Hanuman
Ravana's Enemy
Ravana, The Teacher
Mandodari
Moving Kailasa
Vedavati
Maricha
Lakshmana Rekha
Abduction of Sita
Viradha
Jatayu
Kabandha
Display of Rama's Strength
Ravana's Navel
Return to Ayodhya
Ayodhya's King
Dilip
Shambuka
Guha
Shabari
Abandoning Sita
Ravana's Drawing
Reading D:
Rama's Grief
Golden Sita
Luva and Kusha
Victory over Rama's Army
Sita Returns to Earth
Rama Enters the Sarayu
Vishnu's Incarnation
Jaya and Vijaya
Beheading Kavyamata
Parashurama Annhilates the Warriors
When I Become Krishna
Valmiki's Inspiration
Ratnakar
From Pain Comes Poetry
Mandodari's Daughter
Last Rites by Shatrughna
Maya Sita
Squirrel's Stripes
Hanuman's Tail
Mahiravana
Thousand-Headed Ravana
Hanuman Nataka
Hindutva's Icon
Rama's Ring
A Prayer to Ram






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