Author: L A Van Daalen
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812081925X
Vamiki, the poet and the author of Valmiki-Ramayana, most unlikely used irregularities more often than just sporadically; it is not concerned, generally, with what is grammatically correct. To present here the same is the main aim of this study that is mainly based on the text and the critical apparatus of the Critical Edition of the Valmiki Ramayana, The National Epic of India.
The study does not aim at reconstructing the archetype or the original text; however, it is assumed that it is possible to make statements along methodical lines on some features of the archetype and the original text of the poet. This study aims at proving that the archetype did contain only a few irregularities and that the text of the poet contained even less irregularities than the inferred state in the archetype would lead us to believe.
Aim of this Study; Basic Concepts
A New Approach to the Problem of Ramayana
Collection of Material
A Discussion of the Cases of irregularity Transmitted by All or Nearly All the MSS. In Ramayana II-IV
Irregularities Transmitted by all the MSS. In Ramayana I
Notes to the Appendix