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 second book celebrates the love between Rama and Sita, the two main characters of the story. Their union, a festive but challenging event, is strongly embedded in the collective imagination in India and Nepal.
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: The Promise
Publisher: Chose Commune
Author: Vasantha Yoganathan
Price: AED 260
Dimensions: 24.5 x 30 cm