Inside the Drama-House

  A Note on Transliteration

 expand sectionChapter 1  An Absent Audience
 expand sectionChapter 2  Rama Stories and Puppet Plays
 expand sectionChapter 3  Ambivalent Accommodations: Bhakti and Folk Hinduism
 expand sectionChapter 4  The Death of Sambukumaran: Kama and Its Defense
 expand sectionChapter 5  Killing Vali: Rama's Confession
 expand sectionChapter 6  Ravana's First Defeat: The Puppeteers' Oral Commentary
 expand sectionChapter 7  The Death of Indrajit: Creating Conversations
 expand sectionChapter 8  Rama'sCoronation The Limits of Restoration

 expand sectionAppendix A  Three Samples of the Puppeteers' Commentary in Transliteration
  Appendix B  Sample Commentary in Tamil Script
  Appendix C  Main Characters in the Puppeteers' Rama Story
 expand sectionNotes
 expand sectionGlossary
 expand sectionBibliography
 expand sectionIndex

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