Terms and Questions:

Many Ramayanas



1.    Valmiki

2.    Kampan

3.    Tulsidas

4.    Ramlila

5.    Angor Wat

6.    Wayang





1.    What sorts of questions does the success of the television series “Ramayana” raise in the minds of intellectuals and policy makers?

2.    In what ways was the series a “religious” event?

3.    Date and describe the three major Ramayanas and their differences

4.    Besides the tv series, what non-textual forms does the Ramayana take?

5.    Describe and illustrate the overarching themes of dharma and passion in the Ramayana