A Celebration of Kabir (Day 3)

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.


11 am -12:20 pm, Film 4: Kabira Khada Bazar Mein: Journeys with Sacred and Secular Kabir

4-5:30 pm, Lecture by Valerie Ritter, University of Chicago

“Living Words: The Pleasure in Kabir’s Proverb,”

7:00-9:00 pm, Performance of Kabir Singers from India, in the Asian Centre Auditorium

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.