Mourning for the death of Ravana

For many centuries learned scholars have recited or read aloud texts of the Rama epic for the benefit of pious listeners, and still do so today. Hear this text recited by Dr. Robert P. Goldman, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

Indrajit ensnares Rama and Lakshmana

For many centuries learned scholars have recited or read aloud texts of the Rama epic for the benefit of pious listeners, and still do so today. Hear this text recited by Dr. Robert P. Goldman, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

Sita’s trial by fire

In this part of a Cambodian classical dance-drama, Sita weeps when Rama refuses to believe that she has been perfectly faithful to him. She insists that she undergo a trial by fire to prove herself. The fire (represented by dancers holding candles) surrounds her.