mpt at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Thu Dec 24 10:34:54 EST 1998
> On Wed, 23 Dec 1998, Ashish Chandra wrote:
> > What do we say about Ramayana then ? It has been popularized
> > in the North by Kavi Tulsidas who wrote in Avadhi (I think).
This is correct. And incidentally, TulasI's RAma-carita-mAnasa has
indeed been compared to the Bible, on numerous occasions, by various
authors. Baburam Saxena says that Baisvari, or KosalI, are other names
that have been used for the dialect of Avadhi which was spoken around
Lucknow and adjacent areas. For more on TulasI's RAmAyaNa, see Phil
Lutgendorf's _Life of a Text_.
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