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Laura Gibbs

Week 13 Indian Epics Curation

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Here is my new post for Indian Epics

GAJENDRA. I worked on the legend of the Gajendra Moksha for the Elephant Unit in Myth-Folklore class, and I was really happy with how that turned out; I even edited the Wikipedia article about Gajendra, and then I found a wonderful YouTube video with the Gajendra Mantra, with the Sanskrit words transliterated and translated here.

PATTANAIK - SITA. This is physical curation rather than digital... but I finally got my copy of Pattanaik's Sita book, and I am really excited about reading this over the break. I wish it were available as an ebook!

VEDABASE: BHAGAVATA PURANA. I continue to be amazed at the resources available at the VedaBase website, especially its edition of the Bhagavata Purana. If the whole thing were printed out it would take many volumes, as you can see from the picture here. What's really cool is the way it is presented: you can just read the summary chapter by chapter, along with the verses in English, or you can click on each individual verse and see the Sanskrit, a transliteration, a glossary, plus the commentary. Amazing!