Excerpts from comment and reviews of the exhibition in the UK and
The Independent (London)
'One of the world's most enduring stories, The Ramayana has been
told and retold throughout India and South East Asia for more than
2,000 years. Today, a collection of lavishly illustrated 17th-century
manuscripts of the Sanskrit epic, hidden away in the archives of
the British Library since 1844 [sic], goes on public display for
the first time.'
Financial Times (London)
'With Tara’s playful design, this show manages to be both
scholarly and child-friendly. The phrase “value for money”
comes to mind – but, like all British Library shows, entrance
New Statesman (London)
'Like Hinduism itself, the Ramayana epic is open to many interpretations.
Herein lies its true beauty.'
El País (Madrid)
'Casi 120 pinturas antiguas sobre la vida, las aventuras y el triunfo
final del legendario rey indio Rama se exponen por primera vez a
partir de mañana en la British Library, en Londres...'
full article... (in Spanish)
'For the first time nearly 120 paintings from the British Library's
17th century manuscript of The Ramayana, a story fundamental to
art & culture of India, go on show...'