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. The end of chapter two announces that Rama is banished from the kingdom, forced to live in exile during fourteen years.The third chapter tells about Rama’s life on the road, where he is joined by Sita and his brother Lakshmana.
About the Photographer:
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 : Exile
Publisher: Chose Commune
Author: Vasantha Yoganathan
Price: AED 240
Dimensions: 24.5 x 30 cm