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Lord Rama

The Man and the Ideal

Bibek Debroy

Arshia Sattar brings out the many shades of dharma in the Ramayana

Exile and Kingdom

Returning to the epics to find pandemic metaphors not in war but in acts of generosity and kindness

The Untold Story: Ramayan and the Dravidian Connection

CN Annadurai and M Karunanidhi were behind the serial success of Ramayan-inspired family movie hits across languages in the 1950s and the 1960s

The Relevance of Lord Rama

On why the quest for the ideal man ended with Him

The Original Existential Hero

We stay with Rama-the-human because of his resemblance to us

In Sita’s Footsteps

Her lifetime sufferings changed the way the world perceives woman’s strength

Ravana’s Salvation

Rama sat by the feet of the fallen demon king to gain knowledge from him

How Did Indian History Become Myth?

Rama’s memory lives on because of his extraordinary life and persona

Rama: A Reasonable Man

The Rama story is about being true to a pledge regardless of consequences

The Epic Epiphany

The abiding attraction of the Ramayana to Indian society, and to the Indian mind, lies in the innumerable idealised social relations that abound in the epic. Its importance as a template for social bonds is what is often missed in the textual discussions that preoccupy scholars

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