I've been recently doing a lot of research in regard to developing the project Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance, reading what seems to be articles on media (be that TV, FIlm, Art etc) and it's connection to its audience(s). No single piece of exists in a vacuum but in relation to what has come before, in the present and the future; it literally becomes a part of the very fabric of the culture of the people, communities, and society that consumes it through a variety of traditional art forms such as Muay Thai (Kick Boxing), and if it is considered exemplary becomes iconic of its country lasting many years after the death of its creator(s).Read More
Readers of my blog will doubt remember me posting and adding a images of the book Rama the Steadfast: An Early Form of the Rāmāyaṇa (2006) that inspired and help me structure the Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance, and among all the books I've read in preparation and research before and whilst working on my unique interpretation I've always wanted to thank the authors; John and Mary Brockington who produced a new translation from the original Sanskrit.Read More
Inspiration 27 is Rama The Steadfast by John and Mary Brockington Penguin Books. A week worn and valuable edition of this Penguin Classics volume. That helped me understand in a concise (400 pages) interpretation of the Ramayana.Read More
One of the direct inspirations for my project Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance is discovering the Mewar Miniatures in the exhibition 'The Ramayana Love and Valour in India's Great Epic' - that was nearly 10 years ago, in the summer of 2008. The Library put on display over 200 hand crafted paintings but even that wasn't the complete collection as a small number of these paintings belong to other Gallereis and museum across the world.Read More
Late last night (at least in Asia) the Anglo-japanese author Kazuo Ishiguro is 2017's recipient of the Nobel Prize of Outstanding Contribution to World Literature.
As someone whose both British and lives in Asia and undertaking a project based on South East Asian story The Ramayana. it's been a interesting to see and read articles reflecting on how to refer to Mr Ishiguro background.Read More
Audio fans are in for a. real treat as Salman Rushdies Booker of Booker winning novel Midnights Children has been adapted by the BBC as apart of the Indian Subcontinents Partition that happen 70 years ago this week.Read More
Ms Mantel lectures has been covering controversial topics such as the liberals that both historians and fiction authors take when looking back at perceived history and the liberties that both writers take with their subject and the complicate relationship between fact and fiction and that their respective audience (or readers) take from works as facts.Read More