Ramayana travels to New York and Singapore

via PTI published on March 10, 2010

New Delhi: Ramayana has been transcending generations and geographical boundaries and now people in the US and Singapore have a chance to know more about the epic popular for its allegorical and engaging storyline.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is organising the “Epic India: Scenes from the Ramayana” exhibition from March 31 till September 19 which will showcase a selection of paintings, sculptures and some textiles depicting scenes from the epic.

According to Naomi Takafuchi, communications officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, mythology addresses the moral dilemmas faced in modern life and in this light the Ramayana is particularly effective because of its allegorical and engaging story-line.

“Further, the epic provides insight into the cultural values and rituals of ancient Indian tradition and by extension of the modern period as well.

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