Southeast Asia: The Interplay of Indigenous Cultures and Outside Influences

India’s Cultural Influence: The Ramayana and the Mahabharata

June 22, 2005

Patricia Henry

Northern Illinois University

Links from SEASite An Interactive Learning Resources for Southeast Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (including materials on Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar [Burma], Laos, and Cambodia. Southeast Asia Picture Database
Mahabharata & Ramayana PowerPoint Indonesian art and culture A slide show of shadow puppets Pictures (based on Prambanan reliefs of Java) and story of the Ramayana. An illustrated Indian version of the Ramayana story. Introduction to the Thai Ramakian. Pictures of Thai Khon masks used in dancing the story of the Ramayana. Photos and stories from "The Ramakian: Mural Paintings..." "Totsakan visits Sita" The Ramakien - English Version

Other links   By Dr. Teri Shaffer Yamada, CSU Long Beach.  Resources for teaching Southeast Asian Literature in translation.  Gamelan music of all kinds, in Indonesia and around the world, is supported and documented by the American Gamelan Institute, an organization devoted to publishing, recording, distributing, and making available information on all aspects of Indonesian performing arts and their international counterparts.  Order videos and CDs (including the Dewa Ruci wayang)