lakshmana, rama, sita and (kneeling) hanuman - source wikipedia
What has emerged has been something that would have been previously considered as an unimaginable proposition, namely a role reversal between Rama and Ravana – that is, Rama was a cad in many ways while Ravana was a chivalrous hero of sorts. Some conservative Hindus may even take that proposition as blasphemous.
ravana - source wikipedia
The thrust of the new arguments has been along the lines of perceived Aryan or northern racism in the unfair demonization of Ravana. The proponents of these re-evaluations claim that the non-Aryan Ravana was unjustly tarred and feathered while the many sins of the Aryan Rama were conveniently overlooked and arrogantly never explained, except by modern Ramayana scholars looking for a PhD thesis. I have read one such explanation into Rama's sins and have to say it had been quite cleverly done.
To be continued ……..