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Rāma's Coronation: The Limits of Restoration

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520202054.003.0008
Rāma's Coronation: The Limits of Restoration

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This chapter brings together the analysis of narrative and the analysis of conversation in the shadow puppet play performance of the Kampan epic, and discusses the countervailing voices that challenge the bhakti ideals of Kampan's Kamparāmāyanam. It also considers Sītā's anger and Jāmbuvan's cynicism as expressions of the play's skepticism toward the bhakti text's attempt attempts at restoration.

Keywords: shadow puppet play; Kampan epic; bhakti ideals; Kamparāmāyanam; skepticism

Chapter.  16425 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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