Daljit Nagra was captivated by the versions of the Ramayana his grandparents regaled him with as a child. Now an award-winning poet, he has chosen to bring the story to life in a thrilling version of his own. Accessible and engaging, and bursting with energy, Nagra’s Ramayana is a distillation and an animation for readers of all ages, whether familiar with or entirely new to this remarkable tale.
Daljit’s first collection, Look We Have Coming to Dover!, won the 2007 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. In 2008 he won the South Bank Show/Arts Council Decibel Award. Tippoo Sultan’s Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!! was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize 2011.
Daljit’s readings will be accompanied by dance pieces from Chitraleka Bolar, Artistic Director of Birmingham based Chitraleka Dance Company. Chitraleka is experienced in Bharatanatyam – a classical dance form from South India.
The STUDIO Theatre at The Library Of Birmingham
- Address: Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND