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Who was it was cursed by the first śloka verse?

Brodbeck, Simon ORCID: 2022. Who was it was cursed by the first śloka verse? Religions of South Asia 16 (2-3) , pp. 158-183. 10.1558/rosa.24399
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This article explores the scene in Ramayana 1.2 where a hunter kills a crane and Valmiki curses the hunter. The curse is explored as a stand-in for Valmiki’s composition and Rama’s education, prompted by Sita’s suffering at Valmiki’s ashram. The first half of the article discusses, but does not apportion, the blame for Sita’s abandonment. The second half discusses the blame for Sita’s suicide.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
P Language and Literature > PK Indo-Iranian
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 5 January 2023
Date of Acceptance: 2 February 2022
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2023 00:00

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