ISBN 9788121506687,Ramayana Traditions In Eastern India: Assam, Bengal, Orissa

Ramayana Traditions In Eastern India: Assam, Bengal, Orissa



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 1995

ISBN 9788121506687

ISBN-10 8121506689

Hard Back

Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 207 Pages
Language (English)

Reference works

Through the structure of the popular Ramayanas composed in Assamese, Bengali and Oriya based on the version of Valmiki, the poets are eclectic in their choice of material and freely select episodes from the Puranas, Sanskrit devotional Ramayanas, Sakta works and the oral tradition, as long as these are not in direct conflict with Valmiki. Unlike vernacular Ramayanas in some other regions of India, here poets do not allow the narrative to be overwhelmed by theological or sectarian concerns. Many apocryphal episodes common to all three literatures do not seem to be found outside Eastern India.