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Bibliography on Rama's Humanity and Divinity


Contributed by Deepak Sarma, Case Western Reserve University

Brockington's Epic Threads (p. 218-264)

Doniger, Wendy (2002) "Shadows of the Ramayana." In The Epic Voice, ed. by Alan D. Hodder and Robert Emmet Meagher. Greenwood Press.

Goldman, Robert (1984) The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume 1: Balakanda. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

González-Reimann, Luis. 2006. The Divinity of Rama in the Ramayana of Valmiki. Journal of Indian Philosophy 34, no. 3: 203-20.

Hess, Linda "Rejecting Sita: Indian Responses to the Ideal Man's Cruel Treatment to His Ideal Wife" in Journal of Vaishnava Studies, Volume 12, Number 2 (Spring 2004)

Hiltebeitel, "India's Epics: Writing, Orality, and Divinity." In Arvind Sharma ed. The Study of Hinduism. 114-38. Columbia SC : University of South Carolina Press, 2003.

Hiltebeitel, "Ramayana." In Stanley Wolpert ed. Encyclopedia of India. 4 vols. Thompson Gale Corporation, 2006. Vol. 3, 390-99

Pollock, Sheldon (1986) The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of India, Volume II: Ayodhyakanda. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Richman, Paula "Why can't a Shudra Perform asceticism? Sambuka in three Modern South Asian Plays" (Ramayana Revisited ed by Mandakranta Bose)

Shulman, "Fire and Flood: The Testing of Sita in Kampan's Iramavataram." In David

Shulman, The Wisdom of Poets: Studies in Tamil, Telugu, and Sanskrit

Whitaker, Jarrod ³How the Gods Kill: The Narayana Astra Episode, the Death of Ravana, and the Principles of Tejas in the Indian Epics.² Journal of Indian Philosophy, vol.30, no.4: 403-430.




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