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Finding My Way

Khoj, Navayana and Juggernaut invite you to the launch of the book

Finding My Way

by Venkat Raman Singh Shyam and S. Anand

Saturday, 30 April 2016 at 6.30 p.m at Khoj Studios

By a small green hill called Patangarh flows the Narmada, the oldest river in the Indian subcontinent, once called Gondwana. Here, the Pardhan Gonds make extraordinary murals on their adobe homes, play the bana and sip mahua.

As a Gond artist today, Venkat Raman Singh Shyam’s art talks to both these walls and the spires of Gaudí’s extravagance in Sagrada Familia. His life too has travelled such distances. Twenty years ago Venkat had to draw a rickshaw to survive Delhi. Today he draws one to tell his life’s story in Finding my Way.

Through his journey he sings Kabir, as he winds his way into his pasts and futures to find a way to the present. Venkat is joined by S. Anand, who finds the words for the story.

Ravish Kumar, journalist and writer, will be in conversation with Venkat and Anand

An installation and an exhibition of original art works from the book will be on show till 11th May 2016 at Khoj Studio

 

Venkat Raman Singh Shyam is a renowned Pardhan Gond artist. Twenty years ago Venkat had to draw a rickshaw to survive Delhi. Today he draws one to tell his life’s story in Finding my Way.

Anand is a publisher and a poet. He collaborated with Venkat on Finding My Way.

 Ravish Kumar is a television anchor, and also a satirist, poet and blogger and podcaster at Radio Ravish. He is the author of Ishq Mein Shaher Hona.

 

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