questioning ramayana ……

questioning ramayana

 

 

Contents

Foreword

Romila Thapar
A Note on Transliteration xix

ONE
Questioning and Multiplicity Within the Ramayana Tradition – Paula Richman

FORMS OF QUESTIONING

TWO
Lovers’ Doubts: Questioning the Tulsi Ramayan – Linda Hess

 

THREE
Bhavabhuti on Cruelty and Compassion – David Shulman

FOUR
Crying Dogs and Laughing Trees in Rlma’s Kingdom: Self-reflexivity in Ananda Ramayana – Vidyut Aklujkar

FIVE
Ravana’s Kitchen: A Testimony of Desire and the Other – Robert P. Goldman

ASSERTIONS OF SOCIAL RANK

SIX
Dining Out at Lake Pampa: The Shabari Episode in Multiple Ramayanas  – Philip Lutgendorf

SEVEN
“Grinding Millet But Singing of Sita:” Power and Domination in Awadhi and Bhojpuri Women’s Songs – Usha Nilsson

EIGHT
The Politics of Telugu Ramayanas: Colonialism, Print Culture, and Literary Movements – Vekheru Narayana Rao

NINE
Thereupon Hangs aTail:The Deification of Vali in the Teyyam Worship of Malabar – Rich Freeman

MODALITIES OF SAYING

TEN
The Voice of Sita inValmiki’s Sundarakanda – Sally J. Sutherland Goldman

ELEVEN
Two Poems on Sita – Bina Agarwal

TWELVE
Krttibasa’s Apophatic Critique of Rama s Kingship – Tony K. Stewart and Edward C. Dimock

XVI CONTENTS

THIRTEEN
The Ramayana and its Muslim Interpreters – Vasudha Narayanan

APPLIED RAMAYANAS

FOURTEEN
Yes to Sita, No to Ram:The Continuing Hold of Sita on Popular Imagination in India – Madhu Kishwar

FIFTEEN
The Ramlila Migrates to Southall – Paula Richman

SIXTEEN
Fiji’s Fifth Veda: Exile, Sanatan Dharm, and Countercolonial Initiatives in Diaspora – John Kelly

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