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JUL Onwards
Theoretical Foundations
Module I. Orientalism
Rohit Goel
Indian Aesthetics
The Jina as King or the Jina as Renounce
John E.Cort

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Community Engagement
JPM Write
Rohit Goel
Criticism & Theory
What could the future of humanity be?
Matthijs Cornelissen
Indian Aesthetics
Bhakti, Beauty and Bloodshed in Indian C
Neeraja Poddar



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Women on Record

Conversations with Chai

26 Jul '17

Image: Gauhar Jan

Welcome to a world of incredible women, of a black and white era, of the salon, the tawaifs, stories, riddles, anecdotes, photographs and songs…the beginning of the world of entertainment in the gramophone era. ‘Women on Record' is a story of the Baijis in the early twentieth century. Most audiences are familiar with only a few names from this period, notably Gauhar Jan. This multi-media presentation, a mix of vocal music, folk music, thumri, geet and film songs, brings out stories of a diverse array of women performers, divas of their time, in music, theatre and film. Please join us and relax as Vidya Shah takes us back to the vivid world of the salon and the beginnings of the studio.

Conversations with Chai is a series of lectures initiated by the Tyeb Mehta Foundation. They promote innovative ideas and perspectives and initiate dialogue and exchange within and between various disciplines to enhance understanding of artistic traditions and contemporary art practices.


Vidya Shah

Vidya Shah is a composer and musician from New Delhi. She was initially trained in Carnatic music and later received guidance in the North Indian genres of Khayal (from Shubha Mudgal and Mujahid Hussain Khan) and Thumri Dadra, as well as Ghazal (from Shanti Hiranand). She has performed at national and international forums, including the Tansen Samaroh in Gwalior, The Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C., The Asia Society
in New York, and the British Museum in London. She is a recipient of the Charles Wallace Award and a Senior Fellowship from the Government of India for ‘Women on Record’.



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