RAMAYANA IN ARTS OF ASIA BY GARRETT KAM (Post No.5166)

 

RAMAYANA IN ARTS OF ASIA BY GARRETT KAM (Post No.5166)


Written by LONDON SWAMINATHAN

 

Date: 30 JUNE 2018

 

Time uploaded in London –  13-56 (British Summer Time)

 

Post No. 5166

 

Pictures shown here are taken from various sources such as Facebook friends, Wikipedia, Books, Google and newspapers; thanks. Pictures may be subject to copyright laws.

 

 

Ramayana in the Arts of Asia is a wonderful book with lot of information with particular reference to South East Asia. Author Garrett Kam is a scholar in the art history. I have found some useful information and pictures which I have never seen in any other book on Ramayana.

 

Ramayana character names change in all languages This is very useful for researchers. With is as a guide we can figure out the names of Hindu Gods in different countries. The pictures from private collections and museums are not available in other books. The display of important points in boxes is very attractive. I am just reproducing some pages which shows the Ramayana names in different cultures. Please enlarge the pages and read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nagapasa binds Rama and Lakshmana.

 

Everyone must buy this Encyclopaedia on Ramayana.

 

–subham–

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  1. This is certainly a valuable publication. But its price is Rs.10,000 and that puts is beyond the purse of most admirers and serious students of Ramayana, who belong to the middle class.
    Abroad, we can come across such books in the libraries, but In India it is doubtful if our public libraries- even University libraries will have such publications. [They do not have active art or literature departments.] Even the works of C.Sivaramamurti and Dr.Nagaswami are not available. At least some private libraries can get them.
    May be some Indian organisations/publishers should try to bring out an Indian edition or subsidize their sale in India.

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