The Ramayana in Art

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Detail of Mandi style, Pahari. Rama chasing the golden deer, Maricha. Folio from the dispersed Shangri Ramayana, mid-18th century. National Museum, New Delhi

The Ramayana in Art

Princely Adventures and Other Stories

The great Indian epic the Ramayana, thought to have been written in the early centuries BCE, follows Rama’s adventures as he seeks to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the evil Ravana. The adventures of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana, as they encounter human and extra-human friends and foes, has offered rich material for artistic improvisation, spanning the spectrum of human emotion and action in the world.

Chaitanya Sambrani is an art historian and curator specialising in modern and contemporary Asian art. Educated in Baroda and Canberra, he teaches at the Centre for Art History and Art Theory, School of Art and Design, Australian National University.


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BSB: 012 003 Account Number: 2185 28414
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2 March, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
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