Comparisons of Ramayana versions?

Stella Sandahl ssandahl at SYMPATICO.CA
Thu Jun 14 15:39:59 UTC 2007

There is a short article by me:

"A Good Story Spoiled. Tulas¥dåsa's Rendering of the Vålm¥ki   
Ramayana ", in Corolla Torontonensis. Studies in Honour of  Ronald  
Morton Smith, ed. by Emmet Robbins and Stella Sandahl, Toronto 1994,  

I am afraid this article offended some Tulsidas enthusiasts.
Stella Sandahl

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On 8-Jun-07, at 7:18 AM, T. Ganesan wrote:

>> Dear friend,
> I know of one such study where the Ramayana of Valmiki and the Tamil
> Ramayana of Kampan has been compared. The study was by one Mr.  
> Sankarraju
> Naidu, who was in the Hindi Department of University of Madras. It has
> been published some twenty years back.
> Thanks
> Ganesan
> Could someone please recommend comparative studies of the different
>> versions of the Ramayana story, i.e. how the Valmiki Ramayana  
>> diverges
>> from the Ramacaritamanasa, etc.?
>>   Thanks,
>>   Dean Anderson
>>   Dr. Dean Anderson
>>   Director, South and Central Asia
>>   East West Cultural Institute

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