Let's Talk About Rama And Sita

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01A Good Man?20140224

Award winning poet and broadcaster Daljit Nagra takes stories from the Ramayana into his community and finds the ancient tales alive with contemporary Asian dilemmas. Examining Rama, as a warrior, a husband and a son, he asks whether he is a useful role model for men today.

Contributors include Hindu teacher and theologian, Akhandhadi Das, Kripamoya Das - Senior Priest at Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple, musician Kuljit Bhamra, playwright Amber Lone, Jatinder Verma - Artistic Director of Tara Arts, and students from Avanti House Free School in Stanmore.

Producer: Julian May.

02A Good Marriage?20140225

Award winning poet and broadcaster Daljit Nagra takes stories from the Ramayana into his community and finds the ancient tales alive with contemporary Asian dilemmas. Today he examines the marriage of Rama and Sita and explores its relevance to marriage today.

Contributors include Jatinder Verma, Artistic Director of Tara Arts, playwright Amber Lone, Akhandhadi Das - Hindu teacher and theologian, Bhavit Mehta - director of London's South Asian Literature Festival, members of the City Hindus Network, and the congregation of Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple.

Producer: Marya Burgess

03A Good Woman?20140226

Award winning poet and broadcaster Daljit Nagra takes stories from the Ramayana into his community and finds the ancient tales alive with contemporary Asian dilemmas. Is Sita a valuable role model for women today?

Contributors include playwright Amber Lone, musician Kuljit Bhamra, Jatinder Verma - Artistic Director of Tara Arts, Bhavit Mehta - director of London's South Asian Literature Festival, members of the City Hindus Network, and students from Avanti House Free School in Stanmore.

Producer: Marya Burgess.

04A Good Planet?20140227

Award winning poet and broadcaster Daljit Nagra takes stories from the Ramayana into his community and finds the ancient tales alive with contemporary Asian dilemmas. The environment is central to its teaching, so what lessons does it have for the way we care for our planet today?

Contributors include Hindu teacher and theologian, Akhandhadi Das, Jatinder Verma - Artistic Director of Tara Arts, Kripamoya Das - Senior Priest at Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple and members of the congregation, Satish Sharma - General Secretary of the National Council of Hindu Temples, and students from Avanti House Free School in Stanmore.

Producer: Clare Walker.

05 LASTPatriot Or Traitor?20140228

Award winning poet and broadcaster Daljit Nagra takes stories from the Ramayana into his community and finds the ancient tales alive with contemporary Asian dilemmas. He examines what they can still teach us about loyalty and betrayal.

Contributors include Kripamoya Dasa - Senior Priest at Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple, playwright Amber Lone, Jatinder Verma - Artistic Director of Tara Arts, members of the City Hindus Network, Satish Sharma - General Secretary the National Council of Hindu Temples, and students from Avanti House Free School in Stanmore.

Producer: Julian May.