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“Only You”: The Wedding of Rāma and Sītā, Past and Present

Mandakranta Bose

in The Ramayana Revisited

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195168327
eISBN:
9780199835362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168321.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter studies narrative design. Gender roles are studied, in which three versions of the wedding of Rāma and Sītā as they appear in Valmiki's Rāmāyana, in Tulsidas's Ramcaritmanas, and the TV ... More


The Goddess as Role Model: Sita and Radha in Scripture and on Screen

Heidi R. M. Pauwels

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369908
eISBN:
9780199871322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369908.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book seeks to understand the major mythological role models that mark the moral landscape of young Hindu women. Generally, the goddess Sita, faithful consort of the god Rama, is regarded as the ... More


Introduction: Sītā and Rādhā, Role Models for Women?

Heidi R. M. Pauwels

in The Goddess as Role Model: Sita and Radha in Scripture and on Screen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369908
eISBN:
9780199871322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369908.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The introduction sets up the basic question of the book: when are goddesses as role models potentially empowering or oppressive for women? It situates this question within contemporary feminist ... More


• A Ramayana on Air: “All in the (Raghu) Family,” A Video Epic in Cultural Context

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter shows what happened when the Ramayana moved into the medium of television. For eighteen months in 1987 and 1988, the writer-producer Ramanand Sagar succeeded in gluing the eyes of the ... More


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