Alternate Ramayanas

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Azeez Tharuvana
Wayanad, in Kerala, is often described as the ‘valley of heaven’. Situated around 2,500–2,700 feet above sea level, it is a rich reserve of rare biodiversity. A mountain range of considerable significance in the Western Ghats, it has an area of 2132 sq. km, of which 37.07% is covered in forests.…
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English Bailey, H.W. 1939. The Ram Story in Khotanese. Journal of the American Oriental Society 59:460–68.   Bulcke, Camille. 2008. Ramakatha and Other Essays. New Delhi: Vani Prakashan.   Connor, J.P. 1925. The Ramayana of Burma. Journal of the Burma Research Society 15:80–81.   Dundes, Alan.…
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Azeez Tharuvana
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…
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