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LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

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Twenty-armed Ravana fights eagle king Sadayu on Indian painting

The eagle king fights Ravanain an attempt to recover Sita. (Photograph by Margery H. Freeman. More about the photograph)

A twenty-armed and ten-headed demon king Ravana fights the eagle king Sadayu in a detail from an Indian Ramayana painting.

Sadayu on the left is trying to pick out one of Ravana’s eyes from one of his ten heads, while Ravana is using his twenty arms to wave swords, lances, axes, ropes, and snakes at Sadayu.

Ravana is portrayed with dark skin, beards, and wild flying hair. Five of his heads look left at Sadayu while the other five look in the opposite direction to the right. One of his lower arms at the left has stabbed Sadayu with a sharp weapon and blood is visible in the feathers around the wound.

Ravana wears a white pleated tunic belted at his waist. The white cloth of Ravana’s tunic and his eyes contrast sharply with his dark skin, belt, weapons, and Sadayu’s dark feathers. The entire scene is set on a bright yellow background.