The Death of Indrajit: Creating Conversations

Stuart Blackburn

in Inside the Drama-House

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 1996 | ISBN: 9780520202054
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916807 | DOI:
The Death of Indrajit: Creating Conversations

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This chapter focuses on the conversations in puppet play performance in the episode concerning the death of Indrajit, which cover not only verbal exchanges but also dialogic relations between oral commentary and the chanted verses. It argues that this dialogism further weakens the poet's voice and permits the puppeteers to tell a Rāma story in their own terms.

Keywords: conversations; puppet play; death of Indrajit; verbal exchanges; oral commentary; chanted verses; dialogism; Rāma story

Chapter.  22409 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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