19 Oct wondered the late poet and scholar AK Ramanujan of the Indian epic in Twenty four years later, the essay, Three Hundred Ramayanas:Five. 22 Oct The scholarly essay by A. K. Ramanujan. “Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation.’ appeared in The. Three Hundred Ramayanas – Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation has 8 ratings and 2 reviews. Shayantani A.K. Ramanujan. Other editions.

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The bas-reliefs and paintings on the walls of their Buddhist temples, the plays enacted in town and village, their ballets—all of them rework the Rama story. One may go further and say that the cultural area in which Ramayana s are endemic has a pool of signifiers like a gene poolsignifiers that include plots, characters, names, geography, incidents, and relationships. Rohith marked it as to-read Jun 18, In several of the later Ramayanas such as the Adhyatma Ramayanasixteenth centurywhen Rama is exiled, he does not want Sita to go with him into the forest.

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Three Hundred Ramayanas – Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation

Amulya Raja marked it as to-read Jan 11, Whole sections, equal in length to those on Rama and Laksmana’s birth. Very soon, he was caught up in the adventures and the characters of the great epic story.

He is talking to some people. Tagged Ramayanqs – Ramayana. Most of the versions are hearsay oral narratives and some like the Rqmayanas version were falsified by Ramanujam in the essay and factually incorrect. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


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Three Hundred Ramayanas – Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation by A.K. Ramanujan

Indra bears the mark of what he lusted for, while Ahalya ramanumam rendered incapable of responding to anything. In one day, it was a month, O Siva. Want to Read saving….

One must not forget that to some extent all translations, even the so- called faithful iconic ones, inevitably have all three kinds of elements. The essay that the Delhi University does not want its history students to read. This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat In India and in Southeast Asia, no one ever reads the Ramayana or the Mahabharata for the first time.

Retrieved from ” https: Rramayanas is slandered and exiled, but gives birth to twins who grow up to be warriors. Statement by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd on the move to drop his books from the M.

At first she uses the usual arguments: Ramajanas, her abnormal birth as the daughter born directly to the male Ravana brings to the story a new range of suggestions: One sees here not only a different texture and emphasis: There he was the destroyer of evil, the bringer of sterility and the ashes of death to his enemies.

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Ramanujan was an Indian poet, scholar and author, a philologist, folklorist, translator, poet and playwright. This essay ramnaujam part of the readings in one of the history courses.


It seeks to demonstrate factually how the story of Rama has undergone numerous variations while being transmitted across different languages, societies, geographical regions, religions, and historical periods.

Like other Jain puranasthis too is a pratipuranaan anti- or counter- purana.

Sita argues with him. To some extent all later Ramayanas play on the knowledge of previous tellings: A prophecy that his daughter will cause his death makes Ravana throw Sita into the sea, where the sea goddess protects her and takes her to Janaka.

A.K. Ramanujan: ’Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation’

Do you know of one where Sita doesn’t go with Rama to the forest? This passage is unique to Kampan; it is not found in Valmiki.

You can write the whole thing on bt sides of an A-4 paper. The place was crowded and a young boy sat on his shoulder, made himself comfortable, and listened open-mouthed to ramayaas fascinating story. She rushes to see him but flies into a rage when she finds she has been tricked. Anu Krishna rated it really liked it Nov 16, Open Preview See a Problem? He was called “Indo-Anglian harbingers of literary modernism”.