Week 1: Orientation

Orientation Activities - Instructor: laura-gibbs@ou.edu

Ramayana Resources

Texts and Paraphrases of the Ramayana

Ramayana (abridged). Version by Romesh Dutt, first published in 1899 (also at IntraText)
Valmiki's Ramayana in English. Verse translation by Ralph Griffith, first published in the 1880's.
Amar Chitra Katha: Valmiki's Ramayana (comic book format).
Synopsis of Ramayana Indian Television Series
Valmiki's Ramayana in English. Translation Rao and Murthy, with links.
Ramayana Stories, by C.S. Shah. Shah also has Mahabharata Stories online.
Stories From Great Indian Epics: Ramayana (at the International Forum For NeoVedantins).
Valmiki's Ramayana: Sanskrit Text (Devanagari) (Maharishi University)
Valmiki's Ramayana: Sanskrit Text (Romanized) (Sacred Texts)

Overviews and Other Resources

Ramayana (Wikipedia)
The Ramayana (1997 seminar). Includes images and maps, links, glossary, 1980 Calcutta scroll.
Ramayana.(Wikipedia entry)
Ramayana Overview (at the MANAS website, UCLA).
Ramayana Overview (by Fuengsin Trafford).
Cerita-cerita dalam Ramayana. This is a site dedicated to the Ramayana in Indonesia.
Ramakian: The Ramayana in Thailand. This is a site dedicated to the Ramayana in Thailand.
San Diego Museum of Art: Ramayana exhibit. Paintings illustrating the story of the Ramayana.
Black Peacock: The Forest Exile. Illustrations of Rama's exile in the forest.
Scenes from the Ramayana. Collection of illustrations from various sources.
Panchkanya: Women of Substance (essay on women in the epics, by Pradip Bhattacharya)
Kamat's Potpourri (images)

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