• Short Summary

    WITH TRADITIONAL POMP AND COLOUR, INDIA THIS WEEK CELEBRATED THE ANCIENT HINDU FESTIVAL OF DUSSEHRA.?

  • Description

    WITH TRADITIONAL POMP AND COLOUR, INDIA THIS WEEK CELEBRATED THE ANCIENT HINDU FESTIVAL OF DUSSEHRA. IN DELHI, GARLANDED CHARIOTS PARADED THROUGH STREETS AS COSTUMED GROUPS ENACTED DRAMAS FROM THE HOLY RAMAYANA EPIC.

    THE FESTIVAL WAS WATCHED BY INDIA'S PRESIDENT DR. RADHAKRISHNAN AND THE PRIME MINISTER MR. NEHRU, TOGETHER WITH MEXICO'S PRESIDENT ADOLFO LOPEZ MATOS AND HIS FAMILY, CURRENTLY TOURING INDIA.

    THE RAMAYANA EPIC, A STRUGGLE BETWEEN GOOD AN EVIL, TELLS OF THE CAPTURE OF RAMA'S BELOVED WIFE SITA BY THE EVIL KING RAVANA DURING RAMA'S EXILE. RAMA RETURNS FROM EXILE, AND AGAINST GREAT ODDS HE DEFEATS KING RAVANA AND RESCUES HIS WIFE.

    EFFIGIES OF KING RAVANA, HIS BROTHER AND SON ARE BURNED DURING A FIREWORKS DISPLAY THAT CLIMAXES THE FESTIVAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1MB9MDR0BVOABBU9TARSMOLWB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MB9MDR0BVOABBU9TARSMOLWB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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