A Lecture-Demonstration cum Performance by Dr. Subhadra Desai
(approx. 120 mins)
An NCPA Presentation
In the multi-religious culture of India, hymns and songs created and sometimes also sung by the immortal seers, are surely an invaluable feature. Many of these are still integral to the living culture, admired and performed widely in different parts of the country. This presentation by Dr. Subhadra Desai is based on hymns and songs drawn from several ancient texts in Sanskrit and Pali, and sung in Hindustani ragas. The texts considered are: Hiranyagarbha Sukta, Srimad Bhagavatam, Ishopanishad, Suryopanishad, Brihadaranyopanishad, Shivatandava Stotram, Dhammapada, Niravanashatakam, Ashtapadi, Madhurashtakam and Panchatattva. Trained in Hindustani vocal music, Dr. Desai is an A-grade artiste of AIR. As a Sanskrit scholar, she has worked on the oral traditions of Samavedic chanting and authored two books: Music in Valmiki’s Ramayana and Indian Women Seers and their Songs: the Unfettered Note. The lecture-demonstration will be followed by her Hindustani music performance.
Registration Fee: Rs.100/-
Limited seats. Entry on a first-come-first-served basis.
For enquires contact Ms. Gargi on 66223813 (Monday to Friday 10.30 am to 5.30 pm).