Research

Mahabharata in Malay manuscripts

Courtesy British Council The great Indian epics the Ramayana and Mahabharata were known throughout Southeast Asia, but it was the Ramayana that most profoundly influenced Malay literary tradition. One of …

The Ramayana’s influence in Southeast Asia

The digitisation of the Mewar Ramayana has enabled the ‘virtual’ reunification of India’s masterpiece, bringing together paintings from the manuscript held across continents in different locations.  Originally composed in India …