Friday, October 16, 2009

The festival of lights


On October 17th Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. My header photo shows the torchlit peace sign in Budapest during an anti-Iraq war rally in 2006. It comes from the recently published Peace - 50 years of protest 1958-2008 by Barry Miles, who has also written biographies of Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs. Peace is both essential reading and a visual delight, and it comes out in paperback in March 2010. Previous guest appearances by Barry Miles on the path here and a different Doctor Atomic here.
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Header photo is (c) Peter Kollanyi/epa/Corbis via Peace - 50 years of protest 1958-2008 by Barry Miles' ISBN-13: 978-0762108930 . My copy was borrowed from Norwich library. That Corbis ownership worries me, even though the image is being used for review purposes, But, any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Report broken links, missing images and errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

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