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Greek myth and the Indian epic Ramayana

43 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 30 September 2013

Stephanie Flanders talks to the Canadian poet Anne Carson about updating a three thousand year old myth, in which the red winged monster becomes a moody teenage boy. Daljit Nagra takes inspiration from poets across Asia for his own version of the ancient text, Ramayana. The sins of the father are revisited in Richard Eyre's version of Ibsen's Ghosts. And Celtic Europe is the setting for Graham Robb's latest journey, as he uncovers a lost map which reveals hidden meanings in an ancient civilisation.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

  • Daljit Nagra

    Daljit Nagra is a poet.


    Ramayana: A Retelling is published by Faber and Faber.


    Daljit Nagra

  • Anne Carson

    Anne Carson is a poet.


    Red Doc> is published by Jonathan Cape.


    Anne will be giving the Poetry Society Annual Lecture on Monday 30 September at Liverpool University’s Victoria Gallery & Museum.


    Anne Carson Lecture, Liverpool

  • Richard Eyre

    Richard Eyre is a director.


    Ghosts is on at the Almeida Theatre in London until 23 November.


    A radio version of Ghosts, also directed by Richard Eyre and with the same cast, will be broadcast on Radio 3 on Sunday 8 December at 10.00pm.

  • Graham Robb

    Graham Robb is a writer and historian.


    The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe is published by Picador.


    Graham Robb


Stephanie Flanders
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Anne Carson
Interviewed Guest
Daljit Nagra
Interviewed Guest
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest
Graham Robb
Katy Hickman


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