The Thiri Rama: Finding Ramayana in Myanmar by Dawn F. Rooney

By Dawn F. Rooney

The Thiri Rama – or the good Rama – was once written for courtroom functionality and is the single identified illustrated model of the Ramayana story in Myanmar. in keeping with palm-leaf manuscripts and scenes carved on over three hundred sandstone plaques at a mid-nineteenth-century Buddhist pagoda west of Mandalay in Myanmar, this booklet provides an unique translation of the Thiri Rama rendered in prose.

The quantity additionally contains essays at the historical past and culture of the Ramayana in Myanmar in addition to the cultural context within which the play was once played. It includes many beneficial assets, incorporating a word list and an inventory of characters and their corresponding personae in Valmiki’s Ramayana.

With over 250 interesting visuals and middle textual content contributions via unusual Burmese students, U Thaw Kaung, Tin Maung Kyi, and U Aung Thwin, this e-book will tremendously curiosity students and researchers of South and Southeast Asian tradition, literary kinds, epics, paintings and artwork heritage, theatre and function experiences, faith, specifically these considering Hinduism, in addition to folklorists.

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