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Journal of Vaishnava Studies

Volume 12, No. 2, Spring 2004

Contents

 

Introduction
    Steven J. Rosen

Universal Values of the Ramayana: A Cross Cultural Perspective
    Michael Sternfeld and Susan Andersen

Rejecting Sita: Indian Responses to the Ideal Man's Cruel Treatment of His Ideal Wife
    Linda Hess

Siting the Power of the Goddess: Sita's Kitchen Shrines in Modern India
    Phyllis K. Herman

Voyage by the Mind through a Sea of Stars: Hanuman's Shamanic Journey in the Ramayana of Valmiki
    E. H. Rick Jarow

Hanuman at the Center of Maharashtrian Village Life: A Translation of Vyankatesh Madgulkar's Marathi Story, "Temple"
    Jeffrey M. Brackett and Vijaya Dev

Hanuman qua Madhvacarya and Sita qua Laksmi: Traces of the Ramayana in Madhva Doctrine
   Deepak Sarma

Hanuman in the Mahabharata
    John Brockington

Ramayana Lore in the Mahabharata of Sarala Dasa
    William L. Smith

Gandhi, The Rama-Bhakta
    Bradley S. Clough

Celebrating the Birth of Rama in Gaudiya Vaishnava Scriptures
    Mans Broo

Rama and Odysseus
    Paula Richman

Book Review
    Phil Lutgendorf / (Too?) Many Ramayanas

Cassette Review
   Harinama Chintamani / The Ramayana of Valmiki

About the Contributors


CONTRIBUTORS:

Steven J. Rosen,  Editor, Journal of Vaishnava Studies and author of several books on Vaishnava-related subjects.

Michael Sternfeld, Independent scholar and producer/director. Produced first complete audio production of the unabridged Ramayana.

Susan Andersen, former chair of the Maharishi University, Department of Literature and Language.

Linda Hess, Teacher at Stanford University, and writer.

Phyllis K. Herman, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at California State University, Northridge.

Rick E.H. Jarow, Assistant Professor in History of Religions at Vassar College.

Jeffrey Brackett, Teacher at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

Vijaya Dev, Independent scholar, researcher and translator.

Deepak Sarma, Lecturer in Department of Religious Studies at Yale University.

John Brockington, Professor of Sanskrit, at University of Edinburgh and Secretary General of International Association of Sanskrit Studies.

William L. Smith, Professor in Department of Indology, University of Stockholm.

Bradley S. Clough, Abdulhadi H. Taher Chair in Comparative Religion, The American University in Cairo.

Mans Broo, Lecturer, Department of Comparative Religion, Abo Akademi University, Finland.

Paula Richman, Professor of South Asian Religions; Chair of Department of Religion, Oberlin College.

Philip Lutendorf, Teacher, University of Iowa, Department of Asian Languages and Literature.

Harinama Chintamani, Artist, storyteller and writer.