Monday Media
Books, Articles, Films and Music
The Henna Page participants' favorite resouces
for henna information and inspiration

Monday Med2ia

New lists added regularly!  Come back and visit often!

Do you want to read or view something that helps you do better henna work?  The articles, books, music and videos listed in "Monday Media" aren't necessarily about henna, but they do help you understand more about henna using cultures, the function of imagery and adornment, related body arts, something listed here may simply help you enjoy your henna work more!  These books, articles, music and videos may be anthropological, historical, scientific or popular. These are generally not "well known", so you'll find things here you probably  haven't seen or thought of before.  We hope "Monday Media" will offer you a new perspectives for your henna work.  When possible, we've included a link to where you can purchase or access these materials.

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The Newest Monday Media Listings:
Roy's Video  Reviews
Weddings and Coming of Age for Women in Henna-using Cultures

Previous reviews
Islam and Middle Eastern Studies Books by Bernard Lewis HennaCat Catherine Alex
Deb Radio Articles on
Henna and PPD Black Henna



Bollywood Movies:
Monsoon Wedding, East is East,  Bhaji on the Beach
Bollywood Classics (DVD 3-pack)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali (dir.)

Kama Sutra: A tale of love 
Mira Nair (dir.)

Cooking Like Mummyji
Vicky Bhogal

Historical Novel:

Internet Radio

Islam and Middle Eastern Studies:


Scientific and Medical Journal Articles
Severe allergic hair dye reactions in 8 children. By: Sosted, Heidi; Johansen, Jeanne Duus; Andersen, Klaus Ejner; Menn, Torkil. Contact Dermatitis (Blackwell Publishing Limited), Feb2006, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p87-91

Skin and Nails Update. By: Gorgos, Diana. Dermatology Nursing, Dec2005, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p464-464

Walking difficulties due to an allergic reaction to a temporary tattoo. By: Van den Keybus, C.; Morren, M.-A.; Goossens, A.. Contact Dermatitis (Blackwell Publishing Limited), Sep2005, Vol. 53 Issue 3

Atopy to henna tattoos in children. By: Robert P Eager. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, Aug2005, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p189-190

A temporary henna tattoo causing hair and clothing dye allergy. By: Matulich, Jacqueline; Sullivan, John. Contact Dermatitis (Blackwell Publishing Limited), Jul2005, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p33-36

Allergic reaction with persistent hypopigmentation due to temporary tattoing with henna in a baby.
By: Di Landro, A.; Valsecchi, R.; Marchesi, L.. Contact Dermatitis (Blackwell Publishing Limited), Jun2005, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p338-339

Severe allergic contact dermatitis to paraphenylene diamine in hair dye following sensitization to black henna tattoos. By: Jasim, Zaid F.; Darling, John R.; Handley, Julian M.. Contact Dermatitis (Blackwell Publishing Limited), Feb2005, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p116-117

An unusual cause of suicide: Henna (Lawsonia inermis Linn.). By: Kök, Ahmet Nezih; Ertekin, Vildan; Bilge, Yasar; Isik, Ali Fuat. Journal of Emergency Medicine, Oct2005, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p343-344

 A Dictionary of Symbols
J.E. Cirlot (Editor), J. Sage (Translator)

Gabbeh  (2005) dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Osama (2003) dir. Siddiq Barmak

The Syrian Bride (2004) dir. Eran Riklis

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