RENAUD-ECK Anouchka – France
Ardhanarishvara, In Search of Unity
Ardhanarishvara is one of the forms in which Shiva and his wife Parvati appear as one body. Half male and half female, this formation envelops and unites the two cosmic forces. In India, a quarter of unions include love marriages. Rite of passage to adulthood and alliance between two families, it is the major event of each life. Parents' search for their child's life partner has many criteria, including age. The Marital Quest is a countdown for young people who are trying to forget their teenage love story to honor their parents' choice. In this race for union, many are left behind. Can there be no love without pain ?