Mapping Valimiki's Ramayana

Mapping Valimiki's Ramayana

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).

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Brief Communication with John Brockington - Author of Rama The Steadfast

Brief Communication with John Brockington - Author of Rama The Steadfast

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.

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View the Mewar Ramayana online!

View the Mewar Ramayana online!

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.

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What makes a Author Asian

What makes a Author Asian

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.

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