Film Screenings


Seeking Sita

2024-07-13 19:18:06

Seeking Sita


November 19, 2023    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Bookings closed

(Detail) Rama and Sita Encounter Each Other in a Garden, 1808, Style A, Workshop A, Artists using stylistic idioms from Awadh, Jaipur and Murshidabad, Private Collection. 

Join us as we explore the multiple retellings of the Ramayana from Sita’s perspective. Starting with a twenty minute walkthrough of the Book of Gold: The Kanchana Chitra Ramayana of Banaras exhibition led by MAP’s Curator Kuzhali Jaganathan, where she unpacks the nuances of gender roles in relationships subtly portrayed within the intricate folios of Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas.

Following the walkthrough, join us at the  Mazumdar Shaw Auditorium to watch the popular animated film, Sita Sings the Blues. This 2008 American animated musical drama film by Nina Paley presents a distinctive take on the Ramayana, emphasising Sita’s journey and struggles through a contemporary personal lens. 

This programme has been conceptualised as part of the larger programming around MAP’s ongoing exhibition Book of Gold: The Kanchana Chitra Ramayana of Banaras.


Bookings are closed for this event.

Kuzhali Jaganathan

Curator, Museum of Art & Photography

Kuzhali Jaganathan is a curator at Museum of Art & Photography, Bengaluru, India. She is a postgraduate from the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has previously worked with various cultural institutions. Her research and writings focus on representation of women in visual culture and performance traditions, photography practices and histories and development of culture industries. Her writings have been featured in Hakara Journal, Critical Collective, Write | Art | Connect and newsletters of Abhyas Trust and Serendipity Arts Foundation.

Nina Paley


Nina Paley is an American animator, cartoonist, and free culture activist. She gained immense recognition for her critically acclaimed animated film “Sita Sings the Blues” and her thought provoking webcomic “Mimi & Eunice”. Her reputation is founded on her innovative approach to art, particularly in the realm of independent animation.

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