The Ramayana (‘Journey of Rama”) is an ancient, yet still powerfully relevant, Hindu epic that narrates the story of Prince Rama, a divinely human avatar (descent) of the cosmic deity Vishnu. Rama’s ultimate destiny is to triumph over evil, but his victory is fraught with moral dilemmas about fate, loyalty, duty, gender relationships, the definition of an ideal man and ideal woman, and the conflict between good and evil. Close readings, analysis, and discussions of the epic will be augmented with imagery drawn from different media, both historical and contemporary. Connections will be made to contemporary politics and social issues. 3 hrs. sem.
- Spring 2014
- Mahaney Center for the Arts 126(MCA 126)
- 2:50pm-4:05pm on Monday, Wednesday (Feb 10, 2014 to May 12, 2014)
- Cynthia Packert
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- AAL ART CW
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