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Unformatted text preview: Nicole Rushin Professor Priya Menon English 2205 Sunday 18, 2010 Tentative Thesis: The paper will give more depth to the reality of the female roles in different cultures and religions. It will also give some insight into the Ramayana and the subservient roles women of this culture play. I will attempt to show the reader the role of concubines and the difference between the man and the women in that time period. I will also give the opinions of different literary authors. 1. Narayan, R.K. The Mahabharata Vision Books, 1987. Narayans book is based on an eleventh century Tamil version by Kamban), but simple accessible versions have an important place. The Mahabharata and the Ramayana pervade south and southeast Asian religion, art, literature, and popular culture; they are a central part of the world's literary heritage and should be better known in the West. To this end, Narayan's versions could be used in schools and read by (or to) children, along with the stories of biblical and Greek...
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