06 October 2007 (Newindpress) – If there’s such a thing as universal appeal in Southeast Asia, it’s gotta be the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. Drs M. and S. Krishnasamy write about how the influence of epic of Rama manifests itself in the countries of Southeast Asia.
A Sea view of Rama
Dr S Krishnaswamy and Dr Mohana Krishnaswamy
We are at the tail end of a fascinating journey through history, in a time machine that took us back 2500 years, and often brought us back and forth to the 21st Century. We made several trips in 2006 â€” first, for research and then for filming a television documentary serial titled Indian Imprints to be telecast on Doordarshanâ€™s national network. It deals with the impact of ancient Indian culture on Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. This â€œepisodeâ€ is devoted to Rama as perceived in SEA (â€˜South East Asiaâ€™, not the Sea at Palk Straight, which is making waves).