Ramayana Traditions of Wayanad

in Module
Published on: 14 March 2018

Azeez Tharuvana

Dr Azeez Tharuvana is the author of several books, including 'Ramayana Narratives of Wayanad'. He teaches at Farook College, Kozhikode.

The rich oral narratives of Wayanad challenge homogenous notions of the Ramayana, and celebrate the epic's plurality. Wayanad is a scenic district nestling among the hills in the Western Ghats in the north-east of Kerala. It has the largest tribal population in the state. Its several tribes have adapted the story of Rama and Sita to suit their geographical and cultural landscape. The module carries an overview, interviews, two short videos, quick facts, a bibliography and image gallery.