Every place that is said to have been blessed by the presence of Ram finds its place in the pilgrimage circuit in India.
While Joseph looks at the Ramayana from a subaltern perspective, her son’s retellings are an “internal exploration”.
In keeping with their religion’s emphasis on reason and non-violence, the Jain Ramayana features vanaras who are not monkeys and Ram as the warrior who eventually forsakes the battlefield.
Many Ramayana storytellers come from Muslim communities. The Mappila Ramayanam, coming from the folk song tradition of the Malabari Muslims or Mappilas, is an example of how the epic has crossed cultural boundaries.
In 1986, Doordarshan broke with tradition to cast a mythological religious drama. Television was never the same after Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.
A poet looks back on how the Ramayana shaped his life and taught him about the thin line that separates humankind from the divine.
For centuries, Muslim patuas spread across several districts of West Bengal have retold the epic through songs and scrolls.
A tiny clan in Jodhpur claims a blood link to the arch-villain and mourns his incineration every Dussehra.
An ongoing exhibition traces the genesis and evolution of Santiniketan through the work of its four principal artists
The patron of akharas, deeply loved by children, Hanuman once belonged to everyone. A filmmaker remembers the joy the Ram-bhakt brought to his childhood.
The DILY team travelled across the city for two weeks and discovered a Delhi of unspoken stories and overlooked realities.
Vidyottama, a fictional play on the wife of Kalidas, establishes the rights of a woman in the home and marriage.
Artist Subodh Gupta speaks about his new work When Soak Becomes Spill, turning down MF Husain’s offer and following the Bihar elections.
Scottish saxophonist Brian Molley and his quartet serve up contemporary jazz with a Latin infusion.
A juror at the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, actor Suraj Sharma, talks of studying filmmaking, acting during holidays and being broke.
In its third edition, Christie's India sale will offer classical artwork and antiques for the first time.
Thoda Dhyan Se is a feminist satire targetting those who link women’s clothes to their abuse.
Raghu Rai on completing 50 years of making iconic images, his book on the Dalai Lama and why a photograph deserves to be held in the hand and not just viewed on a screen.
Artists Meenakshi J and Jey Sushil on leaving their imprints on the country’s walls and involving people with art
Greta, who is on her maiden visit to India, performed under the baton of renowned conductor Zubin Mehta’s concert with the Australian World Orchestra.