Ramayana Stories in Modern South India: An Anthology by Paula Richman PDF

By Paula Richman

While a few spiritual texts may perhaps stay static through the years, the Ramayana epic has been retold in various methods over the centuries and throughout South Asia. a few of the narrative's such a lot probing and cutting edge retellings have seemed in print within the final a hundred years within the quarter of South India. This assortment brings jointly, for the 1st time, sleek retellings translated from the 4 significant South Indian languages and from genres as various as drama, brief tales, poetry, and folks track. the choices specialize in characters regularly noticeable as stigmatized or marginalized, and on issues principally ignored in past scholarship. Editor Paula Richman demonstrates that twentieth-century authors have used retellings of the Ramayana to query caste and gender inequality in provocative methods. This enticing anthology comprises translations of twenty-two basic texts in addition to interpretive essays that offer history and frameworks for realizing the stories.

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