The “Radio-Active” <i>Gīta-Rāmāyaṇa</i>: Home and Abroad

Mandakranta Bose

in The Ramayana Revisited

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195168327
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835362 | DOI:
 The “Radio-Active” Gīta-Rāmāyaṇa: Home and Abroad

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This chapter considers one of the many performance modes in which the Rāmāyana has appeared — a musical adaptation of the Rāmāyana from Maharashtra. Created in the early 1950s for radio audiences, the Gīta-Rāmāyana was a series of fifty-six songs in the Marathi language set to music in the classical style. Broadcast every week, the program quickly won large audiences, and more recently it has again become popular. The instant success and enduring appeal of the series is analyzed.

Keywords: Rāmāyana; musical; radio program; Gi_ta-Rāmāyana

Chapter.  7987 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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