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Tarkaash (The Quiver) - Critics Speak
Contemporary Dances (Solo)
60 mins, 1999

I must say first, that the whole programme was extremely successful. The idea of acting as a guide to Anita, was to help clear the misunderstandings on Islam by non-Muslims. My poem "Ara Murasu", is about Prophet Mohammed and contains the principles of Islam in a nutshell.

- Dr Abdul Rahman, Scholar/Poet

The theme was dealt with in a kind of fusion approach by Anita Ratnam...

- Nandini Ramani, "The Hindu"

The audience, very well received Anita Ratnam's dance piece on Islam that she resourced with the guidance of Dr Abdul Rahman, especially the women of Islam. This major uncotroversial breakthrough deserves a place in our columns.

- Asma Menon, Chennaionline.com

"Tarkaash" was a feast for the eyes... The painstaking research done for this dance programme was very evident.

- Simham Kumar, "Dinamani"

In "Ara Murasu", Anita has made intelligent use of Bharatanayam 'hastas' (gestures) to bring out the basic tenets of the religion.

- S.Janaki, "Sruti"

Audience Response

I hope this approach will help the seekers of truth find a new meaning of religion and group living in general and life in particular.

- A Boopalan, Chennai