Hanuman is a revered heroic figure in Khmer history in southeast Asia. He features predominantly in the Reamker, a Cambodian epic poem, based on the Sanskrit ItihasaRamayana epic. (Toni Shapiro-Phim, Reamker, The Cambodian Version of Ramayana, Asia Society)
Particularly popular in Southeast Asian theatre are Hanuman’s accomplishments as a martial artist and as an amorous seducer of women, in interpolated plays that are missing from most versions of the Indian Ramayana.
(James R. Brandon, Martin Banham (1997). The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre. Cambridge University Press.)
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