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War or Peace; story from the Mahabharatha


Sauti, Vaishampayana, and Sanjaya were present at the Kaurava court when Sri Krishna came to broker peace between the Pandavas and Kauravas. These three observers have agreed to join us on Zoom to narrate the story from the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharata.

The Song of the Tambura


A lecture demonstration on the exceptional qualities of this ancient and sonorous instrument by Ranjani Sivakumar.

Bhargavi Balasubramanian; lec-dem on Chitravina

A lecture-demonstration about the chitravina and its precursor, the Gootuvadyam. Bhargavi will demonstrate how these instruments are played and the nuances of the tones they can produce.