Anupama Raju is a poet, literary journalist and translator. She is the author of Nine, a book of poems and her work has been widely anthologised and published. Raju was Charles Wallace Fellow at the University of Kent, Canterbury and Writer-in-Residence at Centres Intermondes, La Rochelle, France.
Heaven on Earth: The Universe of Kerala's Guruvayur Temple
Pepita Seth in conversation with Anupama Raju
Writer and photographer Pepita Seth’s book, Heaven on Earth: The Universe of Kerala's Guruvayur Temple, is a vivid and detailed account of the almost tangible sanctity that pervades Guruvayur Temple, its unique and elaborate traditions and the dominating presence of Guruvayurappan, the Lord of Guruvayur: Krishna. The book, which includes exquisite photographs, follows the temple’s unceasing rituals, detailing its divine origins, it's elaborate festivals, the complexity of its poojas and the overwhelming devotion that centres on Lord Krishna. In conversation with Anupama Raju.