Saif Ali Khan has impressed us all with some of the bravest character choices. He is all set to be seen as Lankesh in the upcoming ‘Adipurush’. But before you see that, here are a few other releases of Saif Ali Khan...
Outlook's Omar Rashid spoke to three senior scholars from Varanasi who shared their interpretation of certain controversial verses in the Ramcharitmanas.
Bhagawan quoted the Uttara Kaand of Valmiki Ramayan and gave inferences that Lord Rama indulged in drinking and also killed a Shudra sitting in penance.
Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexual harassment by seven women wrestlers, sought to equate grappler Vinesh Phogat with Manthara, a character in the Hindu epic Ramayana.
Kriti Sanon says she is “extremely proud” of “Adipurush”, the big screen adaptation of the Ramayana.
Travels through the marvellous world of Urdu and Persian Ramayans
Actress-politician Dipika Chikhlia, who is always remembered for her portrayal of Sita in Ramanand Sagar's mythological serial 'Ramayan' that aired in 1987, shared a video in which she can be seen wearing a saffron coloured...
This long Diwali weekend cannot be over without reading up or rather listening about the reason for the festival of lights. Here are a few audiobooks that will help you understand and celebrate the spirit of Ramayana.
Bhakti, or devotion, is only a part of the epic, where anthropology, nature, agriculture, gender justice, mythology and knowledge, among many issues, come into...
Excerpts from the Ramayana in Urdu by Asghar Husaain Khan ‘Nazeer Ludhianvi’.
If Tulsidas made Ram a self-effacing family man and king to be worshipped, the Ayodhya movement lent him a political identity. Tulsidas’s Ram was a stoic and...
Millions, who may not agree with Ram’s ideals, engage with his story, which calls upon them to confront their own behaviour
Ramayana is a story of struggle against society’s imposed morality, of kings and queens who are products of their circumstances and choices
On the occasion of 'Valmiki Jayanti', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted people.
“Who is Ram?” The question is simple but the answers to it are complex, more so because there are multiple answers, rather than an answer. Over the...
The bestselling author and his producer-director recall their travels through Chitrakoot, shooting for a TV show on the Ram Van Gaman trail
The epic of Ramayan whose multiple renditions are known for the proverbial and more obvious battle of good versus evil also contains embedded narratives about...
Both Periyar and Ambedkar looked at the Ramayana as a story that perpetuated the subjugation of non-Aryans and Dalits
Until a few years ago, the elders of Mithila refrained from even drinking water in Ayodhya, because nobody eats or drinks at the daughter’s sasural.
Outlook asked people across India who Ram is and what the Ramayana means to them. Here is what we found.
Adivasis in Jharkhand contest the view that Ram worship has a long history in the tribal dominated state
Ram Navami And Dussehra in Northeast: In many tribal versions, certain characters and events of the Valmiki Ramayana change according to the culture,...
In the traditional folk world of the region, Ram is popular as bridegroom and Ram as groom or son-in-law takes precedence over Ram the victor
A scholar reminisces his growing up in a sleepy town in Bihar and how its secular fabric changed after loud-mouthed Hindu fanatic leaders landed there
A creative peep into the last hours of the Asura king Ravan after he is vanquished in the epic battle of Ramayan
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