Indic Academy is hosting a talk by Sri Bharat Gupt on ‘Cultural Identity in Modern India’ this Sunday, 8 January 2017, in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
About Bharat Gupt
Bharat Gupt is an Indian classicist, theatre theorist, sitar and surbahar player, musicologist, cultural analyst and newspaper columnist. He was Associate Professor in English at the College of Vocational Studies of the University of Delhi.
After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Arts from St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, he went to the US for a year, during the days of counter-culture, in the late 1960s. Then, he moved to Canada, where he received a Masters degree from Toronto.
Once he was back in India, he learnt to play the sitar and surbahar, training for eight years under the eminent musician Pandit Uma Shankar Mishra. He also studied ancient Indian musicological texts and modern Indian music, yoga sutras and classics under Acharya K C Brihaspati and Swami Kripalvananda.
Much of Gupt’s writing is devoted to classical Indian and Greek theatre, comparing their similarities and differences and exploring the possibilities of common Indo-European origins.
(More about his life and career here)
About Indic Academy
Indic Academy’s mission is to preserve, protect and promote Indic civilisational identity, thought and values. To achieve its mission, it seeks to transform thinkers, nurture networks and promote platforms.
Indic Academy has a target of transforming 2,020 public intellectuals into authors and scholars by the year 2020. The academy is currently nurturing Indic Book Club, a horizontal multi-city network and two vertical networks, Indic Economic Network and Indic Law Network. The academy will be shortly launching other vertical networks in the areas of activism, arts and scholarship. It is actively promoting multiple platforms for academics, activists, artists and authors to express themselves.
Theme: Cultural Identity in Modern India
Date: 8 January 2017
Address: Indic Academy Bangalore, 201, 2nd Floor, R K Avenue, 356, 6th Main, 6th Sector, 14th B Cross, HSR Layout, Bengaluru 560102
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