From Raj


Firstly, Thank you for taking the trouble to reply to my message.

My name is Raj Ali Zahid Elley. I am 25. I am a Bengali from Malaysia. My parents came from Calcutta but now my mother is staying with me in Malaysia. I was born here.

I speak the Bengali language and understand Hindi. I am Muslim by faith. But I consider the Ramayana a part of my heritage as well.

This picture was originally my picture when I acted as Dasharat in Kal Mrigoya by Tagore. We staged it in our university with the collaboration of the Bengali Association of Malaysia.

I decided to change the picture to depict Ravana in his full glory – 10 heads and 20 arms.