Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ramayana, now from a feminist pen

Samhita Arni was all of 12 years when she illustrated and penned her very first book, a retelling of sorts of the Mahabharata for young readers.

Having grown up in an artistically diverse environment, she had begun exploring her creative faculties early on. And now, 15 years later, she's taken a bigger stride and embarked on a project that clearly shows how the young author has matured - not just as a writer, but as an individual, and above all, as a woman.

Her latest venture, a graphic novel called Sita's Ramayana, depicts the Indian epic from a completely feminine perspective. Samhita has joined forces with a Patua scroll artist named Moyna Chitrakar from West Bengal, to bring this work to life.

Full report here Times of India

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