Comparisons of Ramayana versions?
pwyzlic at UNI-BONN.DE
Fri Jun 8 10:29:10 EDT 2007
On Fri, 8 Jun 2007 02:32:33 -0700
Dean Anderson <eastwestcultural at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> Could someone please recommend comparative studies of
>the different versions of the Ramayana story, i.e. how
>the Valmiki Ramayana diverges from the Ramacaritamanasa,
Just to add some works more to those already mentioned.
V. Raghavan did a lot in this area. He is also the editor
of a collective volume: _The Ramayana tradition in Asia :
papers presented at the International Seminar on the
Ramayana tradition in Asia ... 1975_ / ed. by V. Raghavan.
- New Delhi : Sahity Akademi, 1980
Posthumously published (but without date):
_The Ramayana in classical Sanskrit and Prakrit Mahakavya
literature_ / by V. Raghavan. - Pune : Univ. of Poona,
n.d. (P. D. Gune Memorial Lecture, 1977)
V. M. Kulkarni's published thesis of the Jain versions:
_The story of Rama in Jain literature : (as presented by
the Svetambara and Digambara poets in the Prakrit,
Sanskrit and Apabhramsa languages)_ / by V. M. Kulkarni. -
Ahmedabad : Saraswati Pustak Bhandar, 1990 (Saraswati
Oriental Studies ; no. 3) [orig. submitted as Ph.D.
thesis, Univ. of Bombay, 1952]
A recent collective volume ed. by Mandakranta Bose
contains many articles on the "Greater" Ramayana:
_The Ramayana revisited_ / edited by Mandakranta Bose. -
Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2004
Hope it helps
Indologisches Seminar der
Deutschland / Germany
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