A Celebration of Kabir (Day 1)

Come together this March to celebrate the poet-saint Kabir, who sang of the ultimate and challenged the people of his time-and us today-to rethink the religious and other boundaries that bind us.

The celebration features a performance of Kabir singers, led by Dalit folk artist Prahlad Tipanya; a series of four documentary films entitled Journeys with Kabir directed by Shabnam Virmani, which move through contemporary spaces touched by the music/poetry of the 15th century mystic-weaver-poet of north India; and two scholarly lectures by leading figures in the study of South Asian devotional culture and literature.


1-3 pm, Film 1: Hadh-Anhadh: Journeys with Ram and Kabir

3-4 pm, Tea and conversation with the filmmaker, Shabnam Virmani

4-6 pm, Film 2: Chalo Hamara Des: Journeys with Kabir and Friends

The Celebration of Kabir is sponsored by the Centre for India and South Asia Research, The Departments of Asian Studies, Art History, Visual Art & Theory, and Theatre and Film.

All events are free and open to the public.