Images by Joy Parker
Texts by Robert Leach
Gouache on paper, 50cm by 35cm
Auto-rickshaw drivers all across India often refer to their vehicles humorously as "Ferraris"...
The water waits In the dusk light In the ash light In the silver light There's no staying No home -Away
Divali is the Hindu festival of light associated with the goddess Lakshmi.
The huge temple at Madurai, dedicated to the goddess Meenakshi, is a place of pilgrimage for many Hindus
Ficus religiosa is the sacred fig, or bo tree
Theyyam is the traditional ritual performance of northern Kerala
Common birds of India include: kite, kingfisher, drongo, egret.
The Sunderbans is the delta at the mouth of the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Nobel Prize winner for literature, was born near Kolkata in Bengal, where his work is still highly valued.
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
"jai ma Kali" means "Victory to Mother Kali" Text translated into Bengali; World Mother And Kali danced