Untangling the Shambuka Incident
In the world of Indian epics, there's a long-debated topic that's caught the attention of many: the Shambuka incident in the Uttara Ramayana involving Shri Ram. Did Shri Ram, known for his righteousness, really kill a Shudra for doing penance just because of his birth?
Dr. R. Rangan, a respected scholar and Ramayana expert, looks into this in his book 'Uttar Ramayana?'. He carefully examines both the Valmiki Ramayana and the Uttar Ramayana, looking at literary styles, character portrayals, and the values they represent.
Aravindan helps us understand Dr. Rangan's findings by explaining the context of the controversy: https://swarajyamag.com/commentary/the-shambuka-episode-and-uttar-ramayana-bhaktis-response-to-distortions
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