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THE INDIAN EXPRESS – July 14th, 2014

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An interview by Pallavi Pundir for THE INDIAN EXPRESS
published on July 14th, 2014.

http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/in-the-muddy-pits/

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QUEERTY – Ocotber 13th, 2014

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An interview by Graham Gremore for QUEERTY
published on Ocotber 13th, 2014.

http://www.queerty.com/photos-take-a-dip-in-the-ganges-with-these-sensual-half-naked-indian-men-20141012

(Queerty is the #1 gay news and entertainment site in the world with an online magazine and newspaper which has more than 1 million monthly unique visitors.)

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MASCULAR Magazine – Issue No. 4

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Laurent Goldstein is in MASCULAR Magazine – Issue No. 4 | Winter 2013 with a series of 16 pictures “PEHLWAN-THE INDIAN WRESTLERS OF VARANASI” from page 136 to page 145.

Please download it here (50MB):

www.mascular.co.uk/Magazine/Issue4.Winter2013/Mascular4

(When opening this magazine be aware that there are a few pictures with “explicit content” there)

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“Bouddha” by Jean Boisselier and Trinh Xuan Thuan

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Bouddha

“May you all be happy!” is picture of a lotus flower at Bodh Gaya, in the Indian state of Bihar, the place of Gautama Buddha’s attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment).
It was selected to make the cover of “Bouddha” a book by Jean Boisselier and Trinh Xuan Thuan published by Gallimard and released the 7th May 2013.

ISBN : 9782070141579

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Geo histoire N°6

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Geo histoire N°6

 

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“The Truth of Your Own Nature” is a close-up of the huge statue of Maitreya Buddha which is in a temple inside Thiksey Monastery in front of the Himalayan hills of Ladakh.

This picture was published page 58 & 59 in GEO HISTOIRE N°6
Le bouddhisme : de la naissance de Siddharta à l’exil du Dalaï-Lama.
DECEMBRE 2012 – JANVIER 2013

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CARTIER ART MAGAZINE Issue 30 RIVER

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CARTIER ART MAGAZINE
RIVER
Issue 30
February 29, 2012 – June 15, 2012

“Embracing a Golden Heaven” a picture published page 65

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Dans la ville d’or et d’argent

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“Sakina” is a picture of the bulb roof of the Chhota Imambara, also known as Hussainabad Imambara or the Palace of Lights, located in Lucknow, the city of the Nawabs in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
It was selected to make the cover of “Dans la ville d’or et d’argent”, a novel by Kenizé Mourad.

 

Kenizé Mourad’s new biographical novel “La Ville d’Or et d’Argent”, published in French, Italian and Spanish, has not yet appeared in English.

 

Kenizé Mourad is a French writer and journalist whose reporting on Middle East and Indian issues was published under her real name, Kenizé de Kotwara.
Amazingly, Ms. De Kotwara only became aware of her Turkish-Indian parentage in her late teens.

 

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• Kenizé Mourad’s mother:
Kenize Mourad’s mother was in fact a granddaughter of the Ottoman Sultan Mourad V, the Sultana Selma Rauf Hanin (born in Istanbul in 1914 and died in Paris in 1941).
Selma’s story itself was a case of fact being stranger than fiction. She grew up in Istanbul in the years following the First World War, leading the secluded and frivolous life of a little princess, but always peeking out trying to observe life outside: Istanbul is occupied by the Greeks, the British and the French.
She has a chance to meet and be fascinated by Mustafa Kamal, the man who would modernize Turkey, free Turkey from foreign occupation, and at the same time, free the country from the ruling Ottoman dynasty.
Selma and her mother have to leave the country and live in exile in Beirut, where the lively young girl is able to enjoy the relative freedom of Lebanon at that time.
Since the girl is vivacious, her mother feels that a suitable marriage must be arranged before she compromises herself beyond repair. In fact they have become penniless.
This means diplomatic woman’s work around the available royalty – after a disappointment with the King of Albania, an Indian Rajah is chosen.
So the girl is sent off almost alone to India, where she learns that she is expected to live in purdah.
Selma’s life of adventure, and the events that lead her to be alone and pregnant in Paris just as the Germans invade in 1939, is told in Kenizé Mourad’s novel Regards from the Dead Princess, first published in French in 1987, after years of research in Turkey, Lebanon and India.
This book is a real labour of love, and the authoress, who had no memory of her mother, tiptoes between the love she would have wished to express and some bitterness over her mother’s rather erratic behaviour.
Her pen-name Mourad is a homage to her mother’s ancestor, Sultan Mourad.

 

• Kenizé De Kotwara’s father:
Kenize De Kotwara, the journalist, takes her name from her father, Rajah Syed Sajid Hasain Ali of Kotwara (born in 1910 and died in 1991).
Kenizé only found out her own identity when she was about twenty, so she never as an adult knew her mother, but she did get to know her father. The painful story of this young French girl is told in Mourad’s second family novel, “Le Jardin De Badalpur” (published in French, Spanish, Italian but seemingly not in English).
It follows the girl from her earliest belief that she was an orphan, brought up first in the family of a Swiss diplomat and then by Catholic nuns, a typical Parisian student of the 1960’s.
She then finds herself in an unknown India, not as a tourist but as the daughter of a Rajah who in the meantime had formed another family, unaware until then of the existence of this daughter, having been led to believe that Selma’s daughter had been stillborn.
Although the authoress gives her heroine another name (Zahr), the book is an autobiography, taking us through her childhood and the difficult years until she finally comes to terms with a new self.
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In her new book, Kenize Mourad recounts the story of Begum Hazrat Mahal it is available in French as “La Ville d’Or et d’Argent” (The City of Gold and Silver, i.e.Lucknow), and in Italian as La Principessa Ribelle (The Rebel Princess).
This is a biographical novel whose heroine is the fourth wife of the King of Awadh, who led a rebellion of Northern Indian States against the British Colonial Powers represented both by the East India Company and by the Crown.
The novel is set around around the First War of Indian Independence of 1857, also know as the Sepoy Rebellion.

 

The novel has two themes: the romantic, mainly imaginary tale of the girl Muhammadi, a poetess, who becomes wife of the King of Awadh (Oudh) and takes the name of Hazrat Mahal. Mahal is the title given to the mother of a royal prince.
Her personal story – how she has poor relations in the Zenana (part of the house reserved for the women), how she loses love for her husband and later becomes involved with one of the rajahs leading the revolt, how she manipulates to have her young son and not one of the sons of more senior wives nominated to the crown so that she becomes Regent – is not really special.
Yet is keeps the story from being dry history.

 

The second theme of the novel is the historical part, the military history, the political and economical analysis of the Indian State of Awadh (Oudh), of the unethical dealings of Britain’s East India Company, the faith of certain Indian Rulers in the British Crown, in Queen Victoria, how far removed they were, how physically long it took for messages to go back and forth, rendering the local British officers and functionaries of the East India Company subject only to their own good sense and conscience.

 

This book recounts massacres on both sides, the siege of Lucknow, the destruction of much of India’s heritage and treasure, and since the country had to wait another 90 years for independence, there is no happy ending.

 

Ms. Mourad with her different backgrounds manages to put herself wholly behind the Indian point of view, while not sparing her unease with many aspects of Indian life and society.

 

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Kenizé Mourad’s interview in French:
youtu.be/5HCykOO2p4s
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Avec Eux

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A few months ago my friend Dominique asked me to make a portrait for the cover of her book.
We made a series of pictures on a Sunday afternoon while I was in Paris.

This picture was selected to make the cover of “Avec eux” a biography by Dominique Cantien published by Editions de La Martinière and released the 5th Avril 2012.
ISBN : 978-2-7324-4734-6
EAN: 978-2732447346
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Dominique Cantien is a well-known French TV producer, in this book she talks about a few things which happened during her career, amazing places, moments spent with international heads of state or stars in the show business industry.
She travelled around the world during nine years with her partner, journalist and Ecology politician, Nicolas Hulot, then she shared the life of French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy and today she lives with actor and former prizefighter Stéphane Ferrara.
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Avec complicité, tendresse et sans langue de bois, Dominique Cantien évoque quelques unes des “choses vues” lors de sa carrière de productrice de télévision, ou lors de sa vie au côté de Nicolas Hulot, “Nous avons fait 30 fois le tour de la terre, durant 9 ans”, ou du ministre des Affaires étrangères (sous Chirac) Philippe Douste-Blazy.
A sa suite, on passe d’un réveillon parmi les lions en Namibie aux funérailles de Boris Eltsine en compagnie de Bill Clinton, d’une virée dans le Pays basque avec Douste, Juppé et Fillon à un orphelinat de Bucarest.
On est dans le grand nord canadien, en chute libre dans la poudreuse, on découvre les coulisses du Quai d’Orsay ou celles de grandes émissions de télévision, on est projeté dans le quotidien des stars ou au coeur d’une prise d’otages : une vie pleine de mouvement, entre rire et larmes, dont Dominique Cantien révèle ici quelques moments incroyables.

Célèbre productrice de télévision, directrice de la création pour TF1, puis sur France 2, puis directrice des programmes de RMC, Dominique Cantien revient cet automne à la télévision en tant que consultante rattachée à la direction de France Télévisions.
Elle a été durant 9 ans la compagne de Nicolas Hulot, puis l’épouse du ministre des Affaires étrangères Philippe Douste-Blazy.
Elle vit actuellement avec l’ex-boxeur Stéphane Ferrara.
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LE POINT Références LES TEXTES FONDAMENTAUX SAGESSES DE L’INDE

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LE POINT
Références
LES TEXTES FONDAMENTAUX
SAGESSES DE L’INDE

MARS – AVRIL 2012
N° 38

Three pictures published page 6, 9 & 37

 

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Premchand – “Playground : Rangbhoomi” – Published by Penguin India

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‎”Wrapped in an Orange Veil” is a picture shot from Scindia ghat along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).

It was selected to make the cover of “Playground : Rangbhoomi” a novel by Premchand, published by Penguin India and released in 2011.

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First published in 1925, Rangbhoomi was considered by Premchand to be his best work.
Set against the backdrop of colonial India–characterized by a brutal state, opportunistic, feudal landlords and ruthless capitalists this novel is a grim account of the blind beggar Soordas’s struggle against the acquisition of his ancestral land.
Weaving together themes such as industrialization, atrocities committed by princely states, the role of women in India’s independence movement, and caste and class hierarchies, Playground’s concerns remain shockingly relevant.

Capturing Premchand’s masterful handling of a variety of linguistic registers, Manju Jain’s evocative translation shows us the deep humanism of one of India’s greatest writers.

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About the Author:
Considered one of the greatest fiction writers in Hindi, Premchand (1880-1936) was born Dhanpat Rai in Lamahi, a small village near Banaras.
He wrote in Urdu under the name of Nawab Rai and changed his name to Premchand when his collection of short stories, Soz-e-vatan, was seized for sedition in 1908.
In a prolific career spanning three decades, Premchand wrote about a dozen novels, two plays, almost three hundred short stories and several articles, reviews and editorials.
He edited three magazines, and also set up his own printing press.
Though best known for his stories exposing the horrors of poverty and social injustice, he wrote on a variety of themes with equal facility romance, satire, social dramas, nationalist tales, and yarns steeped in folklore.

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The Translator:
Manju Jain retired as Professor from the Department of English, University of Delhi.
She is the author of T.S. Eliot and American Philosophy: The Harvard Years and A Critical Reading of the Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot.
She has also edited the collection Narratives of Indian Cinema.

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“One of the subcontinent’s best-loved writers…the modern father of the modern Urdu/Hindi novel” (The Hindu)