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The Jamshed Bhabha Memorial Lecture series is an annual event curated by the NCPA to honour the memory of its founder Dr. Jamshed Bhabha, on his birthday.

This year, the third lecture in its series, titled “Gods, Demons and Heroes” – the parallel epic dramas of the Mahabharata and Wagner’s Ring Cycle, is scheduled at 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at the Tata Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai.

The talk will be delivered by Justice Rohinton F. Nariman, Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Justice Nariman, who has also served as the Solicitor General of India from 2011 to 2013, is a brilliant mind, known for his deep knowledge of diverse subjects. His talk will dwell on the fascinating comparison of the great Indian epic Mahabharata with Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelungen”, a cycle of four German-language epic music dramas.

Flow of Events:
6:00 pm Opening remarks & welcome to the distinguished speaker by Mr. K.N. Suntook, Chairman, NCPA
6:05 pm Lecture by the Speaker, Justice Rohinton F. Nariman
7:05 pm Vote of Thanks by Darius J. Khambata, Former Advocate General of Maharashtra
7:10 pm Refreshments



  • Compulsory wearing of Mask
  • Checking of Double vaccination certificate of Artists / Patrons at the entry point of the Theatre
  • Temperature checking at the Gates

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