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India Studies Seminar on Sitar: Instrument of Tradition and Modernity
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Friday, January 20, 2023, 07:00am
Seminars & Workshops

FLAME University is conducting an interactive lecture demonstration on the prominent Indian instrument, the Sitar on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 7 pm at Kalidas on FLAME campus. 

In this demo lecture, Prof. Srinivas Reddy will introduce the Sitar, which embodies ancient technologies and modern innovations. He will also discuss how the sitar represents the syncretic nature of Hindustani raga music and will also cover aspects such as, instrument design, raga exposition, and aesthetic appreciation, as well as how the instrument is used in various genres, from classical raga music to Bollywood. The interactive session will also include a short sitar performance and ample time for open discussion.

For more details, visit: https://sankalpana.org.

Key Speaker
Prof. Srinivas Reddy
Faculty of Religious Studies
Brown University,
Professional Concert Sitarist,
Scholar and Translator

Prof. Pankaj Jain
Head of Department - Humanities & Languages &
Chair, The India Centre,
FLAME University