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Epic Tales from Ancient India

K-12 Teacher Workshop: "Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art"

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The South Asia Institute is sponsoring a teacher workshop on September 30th related to the Blanton Museum's temporary exhibit Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art

See below for freely available resources in support of the workshop, grouped by source inspiration.


Learn more about the Ramayana:

Explore translations of the Ramayana:

Explore visual versions of the Ramayana (paintings, graphic novels, comics, films):

  • Epic India: Scenes from the Ramayana2010 Exhibit from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • India Epics: Amar Chitra Katha, a reading guide from the University of Oklahoma Libraries about a dominant Indian comic version of Valmiki’s Ramayan
  • Ramayan 3392, a wikipedia entry on the graphic novel by Shamik Dasgupta and Abhishek Singh
  • Ravanayan, Vijayendra Mohanty and Vivek Goel’s graphic novel that highlights the “villain” Ravana rather than the “hero”
  • Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley, an animated film that highlights Sita’s point of view drawing on Indian and Indonesian versions of the Ramayan


Learn more about the Shahnameh/Shahnama

Explore translations of the Shahnameh/Shahnama by Ferdowsi:

Explore visual versions of the Shahnameh/Shahnama:

Bhagavata Purana

Learn more about the Bhagavata Purana:

Explore translations of the Bhagavata Purana:

Explore visual versions of the Bhagavata Purana:

  • Images that draw their inspiration from the Bhagavata Purana abound on the internet and can be easily brought together with image searches on Google.





Learn more about Ragamala

Explore visual versions of Ragamala

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