About the Book:
A seven-chapter tale first recorded by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 BC, The Ramayana is one of the founding epics of Hindu mythology. Since 2013, Yogananthan has been traveling from north to south India, retracing the itinerary of the epic’s heroes. Between fiction and reality, he deliberately blurs the lines through multiple aesthetic approaches: color, hand-painted and illustrated photographs compose the layers of this timeless story. This first book addresses the beginnings: it tells of the youth and education of Rama, son of King Dasharatha, and of Sita, daughter of King Janaka, who do not yet know each other but are destined to meet and fall in love.
About the Author:
Born in 1985, Vasantha Yogananthan lives and works in Paris. His photographic practice addresses the space between documentary and fiction. His projects are developed over long periods of time and he only works with analog cameras. Besides the aesthetic, he is deeply attached to film photography for its slow – almost philosophical – process.
Name: A Myth of Two Souls: Early Times
Publisher: Chose Commune
Author: Vasantha Yoganathan
Price: AED 280
Dimensions: 24.5 x 30 cm