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Beyond Borders IIC NFI Lecture Series
May 5,2017 at 05:30PM

Theatre Beyond Borders Adil Hussain, well-known Indian stage, television and film actor from Assam in conversation with Kishalay Bhattacherjee  


Past Remains Hazrat-i-Dehli, 1857-1947-1957
May 11,2017 at 06:30PM

Speaker: Prof. Shahid Amin, A.M. Khwaja Chair in Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia Chair: Prof. Sunil Kumar   (Collaboration: Department o


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  • Date: April 20,2017

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Conference Room 1

    Title: When the Gods begin to dance in Angkor


    Indian Archaeology


    Architecture for the Dancing God: Hall with Dancers in the Jayavarman VII Temples.

    Speaker: Dr. Swati Chemburkar


    Chair: Shri B.M. Pande


    The spiritual power of dance in Cambodia has been valued since pre-Angkorian times, and plentiful images of dance and music in the bas-reliefs of the great monuments of Angkor suggest that this tradition was markedly enhanced in the reign of Jayavarman VII, as a contemporary Chinese report attests. Focusing on the ‘halls with dancers’, a distinct architectural feature of Jayavarman VII’s temples, the article explores the link between the architecture, associated inscriptions, dance and music rituals evolving in Angkor and contemporary Chola temples that housed several mandapas. The lecture argues that the architecture of the halls with dancers worked in tandem with ritual practices to provide a symbolic and possibly actual space for encountering divine

  • Date: April 7,2017

    Time: 06:00 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Spring Festival of Dance and Music An Evening of Dance


    At 6:00 pm

    Kathak Group Recital

    By Manjiri Kiran from Jaipur, disciple of Smt Rohini Bhate, Smt Sanjeevini Kulkarni and Shri Haider Sheikh.  Manjiri will be accompanied by her own disciples –  Pallavi Pareek, Aditi Sharma and  Anjana Pillai


    At 7:00 pm


    Kathakali Recital

    Cleopatra – The Last Pharaoh of Egypt in Kathakali Stree Vesham – An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Anthony and Cleopatra by Prabal Gupta from Bangalore, disciple of Guru Sri Sadanam Balakrishnan

  • Date: March 25,2017

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: A mehfil with Vidushi Jayashree Patnekar


    mehfil with Vidushi Jayashree Patnekar (Khayal)

    Accompanied by Bharat Kamat (tabla) and Suyog Kundalkar (harmonium)


    Jayashree R. Patnekar was initiated into Hindustani music by Shri Vithalrao Pai. When she was 16, she began learning under Pandit K. D. Javkar of the Kirana gharana. However, it was under Pandit Gajananrao Joshi that she truly matured as a vocalist, receiving an eclectic mix of inputs from Gwalior, Jaipur-Atrauli and Agra gharanas. She also received ta'lim from Pandit Nivruttibua Sarnaik and Pandit Ratnakar Pai of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. For this special mehfil, Jayashree Tai will present prakar-s of Kalyan, Nat and Kanhra in keeping with the unique repertoire she has inherited and made her own


    (Collaboration: Shri Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Jnana Pravaha: Centre for Cultural Studies and Research & NaadSaagar Archives and Documentation Society for South Asian Music)

  • Date: March 1,2017

    Time: 06:00pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: The Media Foundations 2016 17 Chameli Devi Jain Award


    Presentation of The Media Foundation’s 2016-2017 Chameli Devi Jain Award

    For An Outstanding Woman Journalist 2016-17


    Followed by

    B.G. Verghese Memorial Lecture 2017

    Truth and Politics in Our Times

    To be delivered by Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President, Centre for Policy Research


    Followed by a panel discussion:

    Panelists: Yogendra Yadav, National President, Swaraj Abhiyan; and Ashok Malik, columnist and Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation


    Moderator: Arati R. Jerath, political commentator


    (Collaboration: The Media Foundation)

  • Date: February 24,2017

    Time: 06:00 pm




    The first edition of ‘Words in the Garden’ Litfest focuses on four themes which celebrate and explore a city namely Delhi. The quartet of themes – “City, Nature, Love and Loneliness” will be explored and celebrated through words, ideas, expressions, discussions, dialogues, readings, exhibitions and performances. All the sessions, whether of discussion or reading, have their titles picked from the poetic utterance of the great bard, Meer Taqi Meer


    At 18:00

    Inaugural Session

    With Shri Ashok Vajpeyi, Shri Muzaffar Ali, Shri Vikram Lall and Sanatan Sangeet Sanskriti



    at 19:00

    Khayal Gayaki – The Musical Heritage of Purani Dilli

    A concert to celebrate the musical heritage of Delhi with Sadarang and Adarang. Interpretations of their bandishes by some of the gharanas will be explored through performances by several artists

    Curated by Vikram Lall