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Category Archives: Literature

The Legend of the Flute Player


"A long time ago in the Valley of the Great Mountains, there was a small town where lived all the greatest musicians in the land..
From anywhere in the valley, music could be heard day and night as all the musicians played their instruments so that they might be known as the best.
In this town there lived a young boy named Avvaiyar whose only wish was to play beautiful music for everyone. But Avvaiyar did not have an instrument to play ...."


Noel Parent's book The Legend of the Flute Player, dramatized for the radio by Marion .

Druzia Laney

Friend's Lanye istoriya ob Edinstve zivotnix i ludeye , blagodarya Lubvi i Krasote.

Avtor Noel Parent,
Text ozvuchen Alena-Amrita Demidenko

Julia’s Smile

Book for children of all ages, written by Noel Parent, and read by Marlenka. "...There once was magical land called Ayelen, where everyone smiled all the time. They smiled while they worked, they smiled while they played, they smiled when it was sunny, they smiled when it rained. They even smiled while they were sleeping!...."


Comments: 0 Date: 18 Nov 2017

A Review of 'In An Antique Land'

In this segment, I review 'In An Antique Land' written by Amitav Ghosh in 1992. The book follows two main narratives, the first is the anthropological account of Ghosh’s time in Egyptian villages in the present and the other is the life of a trader named Abraham Ben Yiju in the past. As an Indian anthropology student, this book was immediately fascinating to me because it deals with the dilemma of studying a subject with a dark colonial past as a former colonial subject. Furthermore, the book is ambitious in it's desire to recreate the past not defined by colonial conquering but one of peaceful cultural and material exchange between two countries (Egypt and India).

Gitanjali by Damayanti Datta


Peaceful, meditative evening at Bhumika Hall, Bahart Nivas with Damayanti Datta offering to the Mother and Sri Aurobindo a Gitanjali or melange of poems, hymns and songs. Along with laureate poems of Tagore, we heard Sanskrit hymns from Rig Veda, and worldwide poets. Hymns, poems and songs are talking of the journey of human mind from darkness to the light.

Damayanti Datta, executive editor with India Toda magazine in Delhi, specialized in Rabindranath Tagore's music from Gitabitan, the premier-most music school in Calcutta.

Damayanti Datta was accompanied by
Gayatri Datta on harmonium
Manosh Bardhan on tabla
Surrendra Rout on keyboard

Event was organized by Arpanaa(Geeta, Creativtiy&Mona, Yantra) -arpanaa@auroville.org.in

Ulibka Julie

Ulibka Julie, history odnoy devochki kotoraya nashla svou nastoyashyu ulibku .
avtor Noel Parent,
tekst ozvuchen Alena-Amrita Demidenko

Eritrea

It's the most vague and complicated thing in any of our lives. In fact, it's so convoluted, no one even bothers defining it; they just sprinkle it anywhere it's convenient. We all speak the language, but no one knows what they're saying. It’s like an argument waiting to happen...

Ulibka Julie

Ulibka Julie, history odnoy devochki kotoraya nashla svou nastoyashyu ulibku .
avtor Noel Parent,
tekst ozvuchen Alena-Amrita Demidenko

Yatra & Meenakshi Book Interview

Yatra Srinivassan and Kavingar R. Meenakshi dropped by to speak with AurovilleRadio about the upcoming release of Srinivassan's book of Tamil short stories, "Yatra Sirukathaikal". They speak about the inspirations, production, impact, and purpose of the book as well as their long-standing mentor relationship. Listen in and attend their book launch event: Auroville Ilaignarkal Education Centre (Near Town Hall) 30th November 2017, Thursday, 5:00pm Book Title: Yatra Sirukathaikal Author: Yatra Srinivassan Illustration: Kalaimamani Ravi Cover Illustration: S. Priyadharshami Famous Writer: K. Raja Narayanam


Comments: 0 Date: 29 Nov 2017

Anu Majumdar’s book on Auroville

Last Thursday we had a pleasure to witness a books launch in a packed hall in Unity Pavillion. Anu Majumdar just released the book - Auroville: A City for the Future. The occasion was graced with Anu reading from the book. Inge and Mandakini held a conversation with Anu and the audience. Books are available at Wild Seagull Bookshop. https://www.amazon.in/Auroville-City-Future-Anuradha-Majumdar/dp/9352770285


Comments: 0 Date: 04 Oct 2017
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