Bhakti by Aaran Patel
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At daybreak on the Narmada, a devotee swirls across the river’s surface while reading the Ramcharitmanas. In the epic poem, Tulsidas drew upon rich philosophical and spiritual knowledge from the Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas and made them accessible through the Awadhi language. The Bhakti Movement, which reached its zenith between the 15th and 17th centuries, provided individuals a spiritual path regardless of their birth and gender. During that period, poet-saints like Kabirdas, Bulhe Shah and Guru Nanak produced devotional literature that encompassed a variety of philosophical positions. Mysticism also contributed to syncretic exchange between Hinduism and Sufi Islam. Many of the works remain popular today.
Medium : Digital Print on Archival Paper.
- 8" x 12" : Rs. 5,000. Edition of 10.
- 10" x 15" : Rs. 8,000. Edition of 10.
- 12" x 18" : Rs.12,000. Edition of 10.
All prints are signed and numbered by the photographer and are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Framing : Unframed
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About The Artist
Aaran Patel is an educator and photographer who is currently pursuing a Master in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He spent four years with Teach For India as a fellow and member of the organisation’s innovation cell, during which time he photographed classrooms and communities around the country and shot TFI’s ten year book, Grey Sunshine. Aaran has also photographed handloom initiatives in Maheshwar for the last decade, and more broadly been an observer of changing conceptions of space in several cities in India. Aaran collaborated with Jeff Nelson on "Mumbai is Upgrading" shown at G5A, an exhibition of digital artworks that sought to conserve elements of the past and develop a landscape of parallel existence.