Howling Winds

Vasantha Yogananthan
9791096383122 / -
Howling Winds

Howling Winds

Vasantha Yogananthan
9791096383122 / -
Publisher Chose Commune 2019
Edition Spiral Bound , 76 pages
Genres Documentary photography
Tags A Myth of Two Souls
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Howling Winds is the fifth chapter of Vasantha Yogananthan’s long-term project A Myth of Two Souls, which offers a contemporary retelling of The Ramayana. A seven-chapter tale first recorded by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 BC, The Ramayana is one of the founding epics of Hindu mythology and has been continuously rewritten and reinterpreted through time.

Since 2013, Yogananthan has been travelling from north to south India to Sri Lanka, retracing the itinerary of the epic’s heroes. Between fiction and reality, he deliberately blurs the lines through multiple aesthetic approaches.

At the end of chapter 4, the wicked Ravana abducts Princess Sita. While Rama is in great distress, hundreds of thousands of animals from all around the world gather to search for Sita. They know that on the far shore of the ocean is the bright and shining island of Lanka, where Ravana is living.

Shot along the coastlines of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, Howling Winds mixes classic color photographs with acrylic hand-painted photographs to echo a world of magic.

A Myth of Two Souls consists of seven photobooks, published between 2016-2020.
Each book is a chapter of the epic.

  1. Early Times
  2. The Promise
  3. Exile
  4. Dandaka
  5. Howling winds
  6. Afterlife
  7. Amma


Book title Howling Winds
Photographer Vasantha Yogananthan
ISBN 10 - /
ISBN 13 9791096383122 / 979-10-96383-12-2
Publisher Chose Commune
Publish year 2019
Genre Documentary photography
Book format Spiral Bound
Language French, English
Pages 76 pages
Dimensions 24 x 30 cm
Weight 650 g

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