Mary Brockington

Biography:

Mary Brockington studied at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford, and is a Research Fellow of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies.

Selected Publications:

  • Epic Threads (OUP India, 2003).
  • The Motif of the Separating Sword in World Art and Literature: A Study of Its Origins and Development (Edwin Mellen Pr, 2008).
  • Composing a Tradition: Concepts, Techniques and Relationships (Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 2000).

Chapters and Articles

  • “From Kanauj to Laos: development of the “Floating Maiden” episode in the Southeast Asian Rāma tradition”, in: S. Settar & Parul Pandya Dhar eds., Connecting Cultures: Rāmāyaṇa retellings in South India and Southeast Asia. Proceedings of an international conference held in Bangalore, 2017, Manipal University Press, Mangalore (2020).
  • “Showing what is not: the use of illusion in classical Sanskrit Rāma plays”, in: Danuta Stasik ed., Oral—Written—Performed: the Ramayana narratives in Indian literature and arts, CrossAsia eBooks (2020).
  • “From Kanauj to Laos: development of the ‘Floating Maiden’ episode in the Southeast Asian Rāma tradition”, paper presented in absentia at Connecting Cultures: Rāmāyaṇa Retellings in South India and Southeast Asia (Professor D.S. Achuta Rao Centenary Celebration), 14-15 September 2017, Bangalore (2018).
  • “Designing Women: Felicitous Malice in a Bengali Rāmāyaṇa”, in: Mary and John Brockington eds., The Other Ramayana Women: Regional Rejection and Response, Routledge (2016).