Revisiting Lathmar Holi, the colourful recreation of Radha-Krishna's relationship in villages of Nandgaon, Barsana
Lathmar Holi is essentially the story of the two love-locked villages of Nandgaon and Barsana in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, believed to be the birthplaces of Lord Krishna and his consort Radha, respectively.
In Love is Not a Word, a collection of essays explores historical, cultural and gendered politics fuelling the emotion
Despite being such a dominant, powerful force shaping society, Dhar noticed that there are very few books that engage with love in a serious, studied way, attempting to understand it in all its nuances.
Art depicts Radha and Krishna cross dressing in each other’s clothes as well as Krishna bowing his head at the feet of Radha. Lal says, “Our book foregrounds the contemporary reading of gender equality by highlighting such aspects of the story.”
The cool thing about the Radha story is that she's seen as equal to Krishna, the other half of his soul, split in two a long time before, and finally coming back to each other