From the Music Department:
Author and mridangam virtuoso Douglas Knight ’70 will discuss Balasaraswati: Her Art & Life– one book in three editions, for three audiences. The book has appeared in three different editions: an American edition published by Wesleyan University Press in 2010; an English language edition published in India by Westland Books in 2011; and a Tamil translation published by Cre-A Publishers in May 2017. Each edition was intended for a distinct readership, and elicited different responses. He will reflect on how the writing, editing, and publishing of these three editions transformed his understanding of the significance of Bala’s story as it “came home.”
The 41st annual Navaratri Festival of Indian music and dance at Wesleyan University opens with this talk hosted by the Music Department.
Date: Thursday, September 28
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Ring Family Performing Arts Hall