Ravana’s Salvation

Lakshmi Bayi

Rama sat by the feet of the fallen demon king to gain knowledge from him

An Epic Reminder

The Ramayana as a visual narrative with contemporary urgency

The Wandering Ram

The travelling Ramayana is a metaphor for Indian culture at its finest

Camera as Sketchbook

Rediscovering Jyoti Bhatt, the chronicler of living traditions

Epic Retellings

Dance and theatre productions upturn popular versions of characters and stories from the Ramayana

Blessed and Cursed

Amruta Patil in her graphic retelling of the Mahabharata reimagines women as epic beings

The Mahabharata Moment

An epic meditation on being and everythingness

An Epic Obsession

Bibek Debroy has completed a ten-volume translation of the Mahabharata in English. Inside the mind of an economist with a difference whose daytime job nowadays is the restructuring of Indian Railways and duties as a permanent member of the recently formed NITI Aayog

Changing Epic Traditions

The Ramayan holds interest for India’s contemporary generation a million years since its first oral telling.


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