The Navatman Journal
The Navatman Journal is a platform to voice our thoughts on the arts, and gain insight and understanding from members of our organization and community. Check out the articles below.
"As cultural artists, we engage in the art of our heritage and strive to connect our culture with our American identity; Art that is Indian-American. How do we incorporate the context of the world outside our window into the art that we make? Where does art live?"
an excerpt from "My Mindful Art: My Activism" - Priya Narayan
There is so much pain and anger from the realization of a whole race being denied basic rights. So many are in hospitals recovering from the Coronavirus. So many are struggling to make ends meet. Where do we find our Sanctuary? Does Sanctuary have to be a place? Can it be a feeling?
an excerpt from "Sanctuary & Sita" - Priya Narayan
It is in these interactions that I have discovered the love to preserve a large part of my culture and be a responsible bridge that passes on this precious piece of our heritage to the next generation. And it is in the process of this discovery that has led me to believe that I needed to be so far away from home to realize that 'home' is a place where you belong.
an excerpt from "Modern Day Gurukul" - Karishma Shetty