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  • Venue
    Experimental Theatre
  • Date Time
    6 April 2022 | 6:30 pm
  • Member Price
    Rs.450 & 270/-
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.500 & 300/-

Event Details

Illustrated talk by Dr. B. N. Goswamy

In collaboration with Sahachari Foundation Events

As the mirror to my hand, the flowers to my hair, kohl to my eyes,
tambul to my mouth, musk to my breast,
necklace to my throat…,
so are you to me,
Madhava, beloved.
But who are you?
who are you, really?

This moving song by the 15th century poet Vidyapati is placed in the mouth of one of the damsels of Vraja, hopelessly in love, like countless others, with sweet Madhava: Krishna, by another name. But the question that is asked at the end might well be addressed to Radha, Krishna’s ‘divine consort’. Because for all the fact that she is everywhere – in poetry and painting; in music and dance; above all, in the devotee’s heart – so little is known about her, especially about her origins. Who is she, really? Companion? Beloved? Goddess?

In his illustrated talk, eminent scholar Prof. Goswamy hopes to talk about Radha as the painters and the poets of India saw her.

Box Office: 9th March for Members & 12th March for Public



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