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Greek myth and the Indian epic Ramayana

Stephanie Flanders with poets Anne Carson and Daljit Nagra, director Richard Eyre and writer Graham Robb.

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.

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43 minutes

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


Role Contributor
Presenter Stephanie Flanders
Interviewed Guest Anne Carson
Interviewed Guest Daljit Nagra
Interviewed Guest Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest Graham Robb
Producer Katy Hickman