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Baba Ramchandra, 375 -76

Babineau, Edmour, 351 , 359

Bacchu Sur, 161

Bahrialang[*] , 296 -300

Balaram, 171

Balkand[*] , 26 ;

in Khojwan Ramlila , 285 ;

length, 13 ;

Parashuram episode, 221 -22;

rasik emphasis on, 320 ;

in singing programs, 104 -5

Banaras, 8 , 42 -52;

bahrialang[*] , 296 -300;

development of Ramlila , 254 -67;

Malviya's activities in, 366 ;

popularity of Manas singing, 100 ;

popularity of Ramlila , 267 -71


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Banaras, maharajas of, 63 ;

patronage of Katha135 -37;

patronage of Ramlila , 259 -67;

as personification of Shiva, 331 ;

role in Kot[*]Vidai ceremony, 308

Banarsipan , 44 , 296

Bare Ganesh Temple, Manas singing group, 102 , 109 -10

Bauman, Richard, 33 ;

on framing, 18 , 23

Bayly, Christopher A., 362 , 374 -75, 420 -21

Bengali Vaishnavas. See Gauriya Vaishnavas

Benimadhav Das, 59

Bernard, Saint, 237

Bhagavadgita: as Hindu "Bible," 361 ;

Manas passage compared to, 202

Bhagavatapurana[*] , 7 , 366 ;

Katha based on, 115 -16, 195 -96;

phalsuti of, 57 -58

Bhaktamal: praise of Tulsidas, 9 ;

Priyadas on Tulsi's Katha129

Bhaktirasbodhini See Bhaktamal

Bhakti tradition, 281 ;

emphasis on performance, 255 ;

importance of satsang[*] , 111 ;

Puranic exposition tradition, 124 ;

reinterpretations of Ramayan, 4 -5

Bhang, 46 ;

use in bahrialang[*] , 297 , 300

Bhanita See Poetic signature

Bharat, as fraternal ideal, 348 -49

Bharat Dharm Mahamandal, 365 -66

Bharati, Agehananda, 361 , 419

Bharatiya Jana Sangh. See Jana Sangh

Bharat Milap, 258 -59, 262 , 265 , 347 ;

of Chitrakut Ramlila , 271 -77

Bhat[*] , 124

Bhav , in Katha tradition, 132 , 187 , 225

Bhavisya[*]purana[*] , 126

Bhavprakas commentary, 142

Bhumihar caste, 135

Bhushundi. See Kak Bhushundi

Binduji, 161 -62, 174

Birla Academy of Art and Culture, 204

Birla family, 203 -6, 422 , 424 -46

Birla Temple. See Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Bonazzoli, Giorgio, 58 -59, 124 -27

Bose, Subhas Chandra, 379

Brahmanas (texts), 121

Brahman caste: emphasis on varnasram[*]dharm , 389 ;

as expounders of Manas , 135 , 170 ;

as mediators of Sanskrit epics, 123 -24;

opposition to Tulsidas, 8 -10, 142 ;

Parashuram episode, 221 -22;

relation to Kshatriyas, 349 , 353 , 357 -58;

Tulsi's attitude toward, 398

Brahmo Samaj, 360 , 364

British period: economic impact of, 420 -24;

impact on Katha tradition, 137 ;

peasant revolt during, 374 -78;

scholarly appreciation of Manas , 29

Bryant, Kenneth, 312


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