A chronicle of my adventures in Indian Epics AND Myth-Folklore this semester.
Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Beyond the RamayanaLesser Known Folktales and Legends ofRama, Sita, Hanuman, and Ravana
Hi Laura,I really like the formatting and aesthetic of your project! I am also very glad that you chose to elaborate more on Sita as I felt she was a bit overlooked and not given much of a spotlight considering how important of a character she is. I find it interesting that there are quite a variety of stories of how and why Sita came into existence. I also did not know that Sita seems to be the daughter of Ravana in all of these cases, making me even more glad that his kidnapping of her did not work out. It also makes a lot more sense to me of the condition that her father, King Janaka not Ravana, put in place for her marriage. I had no idea that she was capable of lifting the bow too! This makes me curious as to why she did not fight, but I assume that is because of the culture. I am glad you are providing more information to what we are reading, and I wonder if you could provide more insight into Jatayu's past? He seems like an interesting character and I believe the PDE Ramayana mentioned that he was friends with Rama's father.
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