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  • Reenita Malhotra Hora

The Natural World of the Ramayana (Teaser)

Enjoy the first part of this conversation with the creator of Shadow Realm and the Arya Chronicle series, Reenita Malhotra, and the editor of Sanctuary Magazine and founder of the Sanctuary Nature Foundation, Bittu Sahgal, about the nature of the Ramayana, and what it has to teach us about the world and ourselves.



Arya Hora as Arya

Kate Lý Johnston as Saara

Vishesh Chachra as Pa & The Rishi-Ji

Reenita Malhotra Hora as The Medicine Woman

Siddharth Kusuma as Kamaal

Feodor Chin as Taa

Anthony Grant as Hamid

Shefali Deshpande as Mohini

With additional voices provided by

Akshdeep Singh Vohra, Anita Kalathara, Anuj Gurwara, Connor Sweeney, Dennis Schetter, Erin Lillis, Imran Sheikh, Sunil Phillips, Sunny Osahn, and Steve White

Created by Reenita Malhotra Hora

Adapted by Mia Bloomfield, Erika Lackey, Joni Fritz, and Thom Fountain

Directed by Elise Randall Modica

Produced by Brian Rodvien, Luke Nikkanen, and Elise Randall Modica

Original music by Kanniks Kannikeswaran and Laysa

Show art by Savitha Pal

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