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Lecture 8

RLG205 - Lecture 8

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG205H5
Professor
Ajay Rao
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 8The Theologization of the RamayanaMarch 12 2008Agenda for today2 different theories about how the Ramayana was composedThe kind of renunciation in the Ramayana The divinity of RamaoThen the kingship epic representationThe reception of the Ramayana oHow the meaning of the text changes over timeoEvidence in the form of retelling the worship and what people thought of the Ramayana then and how its different than todays point of viewoKavya a type of text to sruthi reveal of the text Veda text authorlesssmrithi text based on sruthi authors are practitioners of the textoRamayana is not both Ramayanao50 000 verses oNorthern and southern version of the Ramayana oBased on Tamil Ramayana oCirca era800 000 BCModern scholars2 theoriesbased on the epic content o1 it is a late Vediccontent 750 500 BCArgumentnegative
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