Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ramayana at the British Library

The British Library in London has organized an exhibition that our "secular" government would most likely ban, The Ramayana: Love and Valor in India.

Over 100 gorgeous 17th-century Indian manuscript paintings are on display in this major exhibition. The brightly-coloured scenes are packed with incident: battle scenes with 10-headed Ravana, the monkey kingdom of Kishkindha, white elephants and exotic flora, and finally the moment when Rama and Sita are reunited.

This exhibition explores the story and how it has been retold over the centuries. It is still performed in dance, drama, and shadow puppet theatre around the world. This is reflected in our imaginative events programme.

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