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Ramleela, the annual re-enactment of the Hindu epic the Ramayana, photographed by Alex Smailes

  • Photograph by Alex Smailes

Ramleela in Trinidad

In the central Trinidad village of Felicity, the great Hindu epic, the Ramayana, is re-enacted every year as the rituals of Ramleela lead up to Divali, the festival of lights.

Trinidad and Tobago: Portrait of Two Islands, with photographs by Alex Smailes and an introduction by Jeremy Taylor (Macmillan Caribbean, ISBN 1-4050-0749-4, 227 pp), will be published in October 2005.