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The Uses and Meanings of Color in the Ramayana

The use of imagery in any great epic is not accidental. Especially in such a visual and tangible culture as that of India, the use of any color was carefully chosen for the sensation it would induce in the reader … Continue reading

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A Bow Strung ‘Round the World

Epics serve as a cultural foundation for those cultures that have embraced this tradition. Their continued modernized retellings and archetypal characters promote a homogenized culture. In the Hindu epic The Ramayana, Rama himself is often understood to be the archetypal … Continue reading

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Rama and Ravana’s Divine Antagonism

Through this post, I will be exploring both the mystical relationship of Ravana and Rama; as well as how their characters were viewed moralistically at the time through the use of Tulsi‚Äôs views on society; to explore how Ravana and … Continue reading

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A Crime of Passion for the Sake of Honor: Using the Ramayana as a Source

Recently in the news: a father in New Delhi, India surrendered to the police because he tortured and then proceeded to murder the man who allegedly raped his 14-year-old daughter; he took matters into his own hands, as opposed to … Continue reading

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