Images by Joy Parker

Texts by Robert Leach

Gouache on paper, 50cm by 35cm

A Ferrari Through India
A Ferrari Through India
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Step into my Ferarri (Kochi)
Step into my Ferarri (Kochi)

Auto-rickshaw drivers all across India often refer to their vehicles humorously as "Ferraris"...

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Passage Way (Kochi)
Passage Way (Kochi)

The water waits In the dusk light In the ash light In the silver light There's no staying No home -Away

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Divali (Kochi)
Divali (Kochi)

Divali is the Hindu festival of light associated with the goddess Lakshmi.

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To Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
To Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

The huge temple at Madurai, dedicated to the goddess Meenakshi, is a place of pilgrimage for many Hindus

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Ficus Religiosa (Periyar)
Ficus Religiosa (Periyar)

Ficus religiosa is the sacred fig, or bo tree

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Theyyam (Kunnur)
Theyyam (Kunnur)

Theyyam is the traditional ritual performance of northern Kerala

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The Kite in the Sky (South India)
The Kite in the Sky (South India)

Common birds of India include: kite, kingfisher, drongo, egret.

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Who are you? (Sunderbans)
Who are you? (Sunderbans)

The Sunderbans is the delta at the mouth of the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers

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City of Love, City of Dreadful Nights
City of Love, City of Dreadful Nights

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Nobel Prize winner for literature, was born near Kolkata in Bengal, where his work is still highly valued.

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Knowledge (Kolkata)
Knowledge (Kolkata)

Krishna and Radha are the gods especially associated with the love; Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal; Lord Curzon was the British Viceroy of India, 1899-1905

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Jai Ma Kali (Kolkata)
Jai Ma Kali (Kolkata)

"jai ma Kali" means "Victory to Mother Kali" Text translated into Bengali; World Mother And Kali danced

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