Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

compiled by Stefan Blaschke


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Start: Topical Index: Representations: Literary Texts: Ancient Indian Literature:

Representations: Literary Texts:

I n f o r m a t i o n

»Valmiki (/vɑːlˈmiːki/; Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि, romanized: Vālmīki, [ʋɑːlmiːki]) was a legendary poet who is celebrated as the traditional author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text itself. He is revered as Ādi Kavi, the first poet, author of Ramayana, the first epic poem.« -- More information: Wikipedia

Rāmāyaṇa (Epic)

I n f o r m a t i o n

»The Ramayana (/rɑːˈmɑːjənə/;] Sanskrit: रामायणम्, romanized: Rāmāyaṇam), also known as Valmiki Ramayana, as traditionally attributed to Valmiki, is a smriti text (also described as a Sanskrit epic) from ancient India, one of the two important epics of Hinduism known as the Itihasas, the other being the Mahabharata. The epic narrates the life of Rama, a prince of Ayodhya in the kingdom of Kosala. The epic follows his fourteen-year exile to the forest urged by his father King Dasharatha, on the request of Rama's stepmother Kaikeyi; his travels across forests in the Indian subcontinent with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana; the kidnapping of Sita by Ravana, the king of Lanka, that resulted in war; and Rama's eventual return to Ayodhya along with Sita to be crowned king amidst jubilation and celebration.« -- More information: Wikipedia

K e y w o r d s

I. Chronological Index: Ancient History: Ancient India | II. Geographical Index: Asian History: Indian History | III. Topical Index: Cases: Mythological Offenders: Rāvaṇa; Types: General: Rape

B i b l i o g r a p h y

I. Author Index

[Info] Goldman, Sally J.S. »Against their Will: Sexual Assault and the Uttarakāṇḍa.« Studies in History 34 (2018): 164-181.

[Info] Saxena, Anisha. »“I Curse You on Her Behalf”: Narratives of Sexual Assault from Sanskrit Literature.« South Asian Studies 38 (2022): 183-191.

II. Speaker Index

[Info] Goldman, Sally J.S. »A Narrative of Rape: Sexual Aggression and the Uttarakāṇḍa226th Meeting of the American Oriental Society. Boston 2016.

[Info] Goldman, Sally J.S. »Transgressive Narratives: Sexual Aggression and the Uttarakāṇḍa.« A Tale for All Seasons: The Rāmāyaṇa from Antiquity to Modernity in South Asia. Berkeley 2016.

[Info] Singh, Abhijeet. »Sexual Deviance and Sexual Violence in the Vālmīki Rāmāyana.« International Postgraduate Research Conference. Kelaniya 2015.