Main Event

Daljit Nagra

The Retold Ramayana

  • 14
  • Oct





When British poet Daljit Nagra was a little boy, his grannies told him stories of Rama’s quest to rescue his wife Sita from abduction by Raavana, Lord of the Underworld. These stories – The Ramayana – have enchanted Eastern audiences for centuries. Now Nagra has reinterpreted them for a modern audience with The Retold Ramayana. Presented by MLF and Jaybird Live Literature, Nagra’s performance will include wild monkey battles, tender technicolour love scenes, brilliant animations and Bollywood pantomime fizz. A captivating performer, Nagra was the first poet to win the Forward prize for his debut collection ‘Look, We Have Coming to Dover!’