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Lunchtime Tales: The Milkwhite Ocean with Akademi

Part of London Literature Festival

Submerge yourself in an ancient tale from Bharatanatyam dancer and storyteller Anusha Subramanyam, or join in and make a splash.

This storytelling session is presented by Akademi, the UK’s leading South Asian dance organisation.

The tale of the milk-white ocean is a well-known episode from Hindu mythology.

A careless gesture by Indra, the Lord of the Skies, brings disintegration and war to the earth. The Gods appeal to Vishnu, the God of Protection, to help them defeat the demons.

He tells them they must churn the nectar of immortality from the milk-white ocean if they are to save themselves and return the earth to its former self.

This old story appears in the Hindu scriptures, the Puranas and Mahabharata, and is depicted in the Ajanta caves in Western India and the temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Dates & times

24 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 45 mins
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    • Thu 24 October 2019
      • 12:30 pm


Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2



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Age recommendation
For ages 3+

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