Manusya, Journal of Humanities

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The importance of Phra Ram''s Account or Ramayana is not limited to mainland India, but has extended into other lands which have been influenced by Indian culture, such as Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Kampuchea, and Indonesia. Each of the lands mentioned above possesses her own version of Phra Ram''s Account, each describing similar heroic deeds, especially the victory in the war against the unrighteous, the cause of which stems from the abduction of Nang Sida, the beautiful wife of Phra Ram. The differences in these accounts lie in the behavioral details of characters, or additional themes and episodes which vary according to the social values and other ecological elements of each nation.

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