India: The backstage and RamLila

Ram Lila, or the enactment of the Ramayana is ever popular during the festival of Navarathri. Trivial Matters has a wonderful photo post of the backstage wonders of the production. “In India we cherish this strong link between reality and fantasy first through theatre and now through film. All this age old mimicry of life somehow affects us and in return this mimicry is in itself a self-definition of the society we live in. This is the anthropology of theatre.”

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