Our First Film Is Being Made in India

Gurudeva's legacy of authentic Hindu resources is astonishing. He worked with the monks for years on the Insight Sections in each issue of Hinduism Today. After decades of such work, there emerged the book, "What Is Hinduism?"

In 46 chapters it outlines the philosophical, cultural and religious dimensions of Hinduism. Two years back we asked, "Wouldn't it be wonderful if the book was all in film, on the screen, maybe to be distributed by PBS or the History Channel?"

So, we set about to do just that, and found the Ajay and Anasuya Shetty family in New Delhi to undertake the ask. Anasuya's father and mother are the theater and film couple that took India by storm in the 80s when he produced the Ramayana tales on Indian TV. It captivated the entire nation. Now they are all working together on our first episode, a 22-minute film on The Nature of God.

Today they sent some stills from Delhi. That's Ajay at the camera, setting up the narrator of the story. She is Geeta Chandran, the most famous Bharatnatyam dancer in all of India.

Geeta will be the voice that takes us through the film as we discover the profound vision that Hinduism has for the divine. Next year, we will have the film to show you.

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