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Valmiki Ramayana

Voices and Visions
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Valmiki Ramayana, the first kavya (poetic composition) and the first mahakavya (epic) of the world, is an inexhaustible fountain of culture and knowledge. It has impacted infinite minds and souls in India and abroad, and continues to inspire and engage creative and critical minds, and will remain so for the ages to come.
Ramayana, along with standardizing Ramakatha, transcends history, geography and binaries of mode of thinking. Its appeal may be discerned from the fact that it exists in different versions in various regions and forms. Notwithstanding these versions, Valmiki Ramayana rules human heart and mind for its subject matter and manner of articulation. 
The multilayered worlds of Ramayana make it a seedbed of ideas existing at various levels. Traversing generations, and getting interpreted anew in consonance with cultural needs and existential questions, it has earned serious critical consideration of scholars from different perspectives — literary, aesthetic, ethical, comparative, interdisciplinary, religious, philosophical, moral, social, archaeological, and intermedial among many. Hence, it demands its reinterpretation by every generation. The present book is a testimony to it, and a response in this direction.     
Consisting of scholarly papers by eminent intellectuals and with a perspicuous introduction, this book reconsiders Valmiki Ramayana from different perspectives, presented in a seminar on Ramayana that was organized with the blessings of Pujya Morari Bapu.
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124608968
  • Edition : 1st Edition
  • Year : 2017
  • Pages : xii, 506p.
  • Weight (approx.) : 1000
Preface 
Introduction: Ramayana as the Inexhaustible Site of Knowledge and Wisdom
Avadhesh Kumar Singh
1. Valmiki’s Ramakatha: Origin and Development 
Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra
2. Ramayana: Between Archaeology and Text 
Hemant Dave
3. The Heritage of Valmiki Ramayana 
Ramjee Singh
4. Reinterpreting Ramakatha 
Narendra Kohli
5. Ramayana: The Voice of India 
Indra Nath Choudhuri
6. Appreciation of Ramayana in Literary Tradition 
Radhavallabh Tripathi
7. Ramayana as Literature 
Rajendra Nanavati
8. Ramayana: A Meta-poetics Text 
Rajnish Mishra
9. Tragic Elements in Ramayana 
Nisha Rai
10. Political Sermon and Diplomatic Policies in the Ramayava with Reference to Ayodhyakanda and Kishkindhakanda
Neelima Saikia
11. Gandharvam in the Ramayanam 
Rajlakshmi Srinivasan
12. Moral Values in Valmiki Ramayana 
Satya Vrata Shastri
13. Spiritual Values in Valmiki Ramayana 
Mithilaprasad Tripathi
14. Divine and Human in the Valmiki Ramayana 
Vijay Pandya
15. Etiquettes and Propriety in the Ramayana 
Brajakishore Swain
16. Hanuman in Ramayana 
S. Revathy
17. Significance of Paduka in Ramayana 
Jayanti Ravi
18. Womanhood in the Ramayana 
Gauri Mahulikar
19. The Family Relations in Valmiki Ramayana 
Nagindas Sanghavi
Contributors 
Index

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