Southeast Asia: The Interplay of Indigenous Cultures and Outside Influences

India’s Cultural Influence: The Ramayana and the Mahabharata

June 22, 2005

Patricia Henry phenry@niu.edu

Northern Illinois University


Links from SEASite

http://www.seasite.niu.edu/ An Interactive Learning Resources for Southeast Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (including materials on Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar [Burma], Laos, and Cambodia.
http://www2.seasite.niu.edu/PicDB/Default.htm Southeast Asia Picture Database
Mahabharata & Ramayana PowerPoint
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Indonesian/
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Indonesian/Budaya_Bangsa/default.htm Indonesian art and culture
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Indonesian/Wayang/SlideShow/index.htm A slide show of shadow puppets
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Indonesian/ramayana/ramafs.htm Pictures (based on Prambanan reliefs of Java) and story of the Ramayana.

http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/default.htm
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/comics/Child_Ramakien/Default.htm An illustrated Indian version of the Ramayana story.
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/literature/ramakian/introduction.htm Introduction to the Thai Ramakian.
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/literature/ramakian/characterframe/Character.htm Pictures of Thai Khon masks used in dancing the story of the Ramayana.
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/literature/ramakian/wallpaper/wallroom34page.htm Photos and stories from "The Ramakian: Mural Paintings..."
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/literature/ramakian/ramakian13.htm "Totsakan visits Sita"
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/Sikaeo/engramakien.html The Ramakien - English Version

Other links

http://members.freespeech.org/southeast-asian-literature/   By Dr. Teri Shaffer Yamada, CSU Long Beach.  Resources for teaching Southeast Asian Literature in translation.

http://www.gamelan.org/  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.

http://www.gamelan.org/AGI/catalog.html  Order videos and CDs (including the Dewa Ruci wayang)