Monday, May 9, 2016

Free book online: Many Ramayanas

Most of the free books online are public domain books published before 1923, but the University of California Press has a wonderful collection of free books online, and some of them are about India! Here's one you might be interested in:

Many Ramayanas: The Diversity of a Narrative Tradition in South Asia edited by Paula Richman. See the table of contents below!



LARGER PATTERNS
  • Introduction: the Diversity of the Ramayana Tradition
  • Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation
  • Ramayana, Rama Jataka, and Ramakien: A Comparative Study of Hindu and Buddhist Traditions

TELLINGS AS REFASHIONING AND OPPOSITION
  • The Mutilation of Surpanakha
  • Fire and Flood: The Testing of Sita in Kampan's Iramavataram
  • A Ramayana of Their Own: Women's Oral Tradition in Telugu
  • Seven The Raja's New Clothes: Redressing Ravana in Meghanadavadha Kavya
  • Eight Creating Conversations: The Rama Story as Puppet Play in Kerala

TELLINGS AS COMMENTARY AND PROGRAMS FOR ACTION
  • E. V. Ramasami's Reading of the Ramayana
  • Ramayana Exegesis in Tenkalai Srivaisnavism
  • The Secret Life of Ramcandra of Ayodhya
  • Personalizing the Ramayan: Ramnamis and Their Use of the Ramcaritmanas

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