Auroville. A city from dreams
Auroville. A city in India in the state of Tamilnadu, one hundred and forty-five kilometers south of Chennai, ten kilometers north of the former French colony of Pondicherry, five kilometers west of the Bay of Bengal.
Setting (literally and metaphorically)
A city where you can get lost, because nothing here is what it seems. A forest that was once a red desert, and earlier a forest. The barren land on which the Tamils - the impoverished spirits of the former splendor of the southern kingdoms – tell themselves the legend about people from the West who will bring prosperity. A place where newcomers from the West miss the desert (a little) and are a bit anxious about the future. A small plateau close to the sea, which became the site of the experiment – the experiment on reality and dreams.
Look inside yourself.
A little over fifty years. All eternity. One life.
Crowds of seekers (some of them find something, others – not).
A realized utopia.