Are India’s Elephants Blessed Creatures or Indentured Servants? - See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/are-indias-elephants-blessed-creatures-or-indentured-servants/?utm_content=buffer46b3f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#sthash.zASuEDwL.dpuf
Epic Festivals of India URL https://sites.google.com/site/epicfestivalsofindia/ This Storybook is a "calendar of enchantment" which brings to life the stories and rituals of the festivals of Rama Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, Krishna Jayanti, and Diwali, the festival of lights.
A folio from The Ramayana: The golden abode of King Ravana. India, Kangra, circa 1775-80 Depicting Ravana's luxurious golden palace with his demon armies ready for battle, the ten-headed king shown twice, once in a pavilion in the upper left and again in a chariot inside the palace walls at middle right, the forlorn Sita shown standing in an arched window in the distant background at center.
If India has Bharat Mata, then Britain has Britannia, France has Marianne, New Zealand has Zealandia, Sweden has Mother Svea and America has Columbia. These are Homeland goddesses who emerged in colonial times and consolidated themselves as ‘mothers’ with the rise of the nation-state.