The Showing Narrative of Kamba Ramayana"Bleached bones lay where animals had perished, including those of monstrous serpents with jaws open deadly thirst; into these enormous jaws had rushed (says the poet) elephants desperately seeking shade, all dead and fossilized, the serpents and the elephants alike."
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In an earlier post, Showing Versus Telling about “showing versus telling’ a narrative style in creative writing. I wrote there; I was a practitioner and admirer of telling before taking a creative writing course because that was easy, and I hadn't known about showing. Also, I concluded that showing is a modern narrative style discovered by contemporary creative writers.
My curiosity took me to research the ancient work of the Indian epic, Ramayana, to learn about its narrative style. And the outcome was amazing. I felt rewarded for getting anxious, and I am happy to share my amazement with my readers.