Poetry of the Hills, by Mr. Benoy K.Behl Film Screening 2 April 2015
The film ‘Poetry of the Hills’ produced by
Benoy K. Behl, is based on the miniature paintings of Kangra, a small district
located in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on the foot-hills of the
Himalayan mountain range. The world of Kangra paintings is one of tenderness
and love. It is the spirit of “Bhakti”- devotion, the ecstatic joy of
adoration of the supreme joy of the giving of oneself in the love of God which
pervades the entire world of these paintings.
After many centuries the paintings of Kangra take us back to the sense of
the tender and compassionate world created by the paintings of Ajanta.
Benoy K. Behl is a well known photographer and film maker
who has made over 100 documentary films and taken over 35000 photographs
covering India’s cultural and architectural heritage stretching over two
millennia. He has taken photographs of
historic monuments and ancient Buddhist paintings in India and has published in
international magazines like the National Geographic.