Friday 5th 11.15 am – 12.15 pm
ZOOM meeting: Zoom ID will be posted on whatsapp and emailed one day prior to the meeting.
BHAKTI POETRY– PERFORMANCE READINGS
“A bhakta is not content to worship a god in word and ritual, nor is he content to grasp him in a theology; he needs to possess him and be possessed by him. He also needs to sing, to dance, to make poetry, paintings, shrines, sculpture; to embody him in every possible way.” – A.K. Ramanujan
Join us as we explore this tribe of Bhaktas that began emerging around the sixth century in South India and took over the Indian Subcontinent in the three centuries to come. Bhakti Poetry speaks of a feverish thirst as it challenges Brahmanical traditions and breaks all barriers of region, language, caste, and class.
Poetry Performance Readings, by a group of enthusiasts, of selected verses interspersed with a commentary on the Bhakti tradition will take you on a journey through the intimate relationship the Bhaktas shared with their gods.
This show is initiated and curated by Indus member Shivali Parkash & Vidhi Mehra.