Ramayana: A Tale of Gods and Demons
‘Mandala releases another gorgeous Hindu art book with Ramayana: A Tale of Gods and Demons by Ranchor Prime. Artist B G Sharma contributes amazing paintings… drawing on the traditional styles of Kangra, Kishangarh and Moghal art. Gold, gold, gold is everywhere throughout this beautifully designed book, both within the paintings and as borders and textual ornamentation around them. The result is a rich, elegant banquet of ancient saga and vivid art.’
‘B G Sharma is recognised as the foremost living painter of Indian miniatures, and more than 70 striking color paintings specifically created to illustrate the Ramayana are included. The book is a work of art itself, with its large square size, superb design and the elaborate use of gold ink.’
Runner-up, 2002 Benjamin Franklin Awards
This edition of my Ramayana was adapted to accompany B G Sharma’s superb paintings. It was commissioned by Mandala as part of their collaboration with India’s foremost devotional artist, and is a visually stunning production. B G Sharma brings to life the beauty of Sita and Rama as no other living artist can. If you come across a hardback edition, I urge you to buy it – it is likely to become a collectable item.