Rama Epic (Paperback)

Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe

By Forrest McGill (Editor), Pika Ghosh (Introduction by), Robert P. Goldman

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 9780939117772, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/25/2016)

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This collection by the Asian Art Museum is a selection of works depicting the ancient Rama Epic.

The Rama Epic--recounting the struggle of Prince Rama to defeat a demonic king, rescue his abducted wife, and reestablish order in the world--has been a subject for visual and performing arts, literature, and religious thought in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia for many centuries.

A huge number of artworks relating to the Rama legends have been made over the course of 1500 years in a dozen countries. The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe illustrates some of the most important episodes involving the four primary characters: the hero, Rama; the heroine, Rama's wife Sita; the ally, Rama's faithful monkey lieutenant Hanuman; and the foe, the ten-headed demon king Ravana.