Forbidden Love: The Love Legends of Southasia
Tales of overwhelming love thwarted by the forces of societal constraint and circumstance are a staple across Southasia, all the way from the mountains of Afghanistan to the coast of Sri Lanka. Even as the thwarted love of two individuals is the focal point of these stories, they can be read at a number of levels. To begin with, they contain a wealth of information on the cultural norms and compulsions of the times; ranging from the laws of inheritance, the societal view of outsiders, the nature of the people’s relation with their rulers, to the societal, community and familial hierarchy of the times, among other issues.
"Hri" - a sound or a vibration, the utterance of which awakens the empathy that is an inherent part of every sentient being. Regionalism must no longer remain a prisoner of platitude, since there is a consensus that geopolitical friction, poverty and pressing environmental issues as well as cultural and social dislocation must be addressed through the regional framework. There is a need to revive and energise discussions of regionalism on the platform of mainstream politics, public information and research, with a dynamic Southasian sensibility.
On March 19th, 2013 the second edition of the L'Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2013 was held at JW Marriott in Mumbai. Anusha Yadav of Indian Memory
Rang-e-Bahar, a Group show by 12 Leading Contemporary Artists of Pakistan.
Thursday, 21st March 2013
05:30 pm- 07:30