Gowri Ramnarayan

Sarpa Satra/Sarpa Sutra: The Mahabharata, Arun Kolatkar, and an Experimental Play


Gowri Ramnarayan is an award-winning playwright in English, a trained musician, a veteran journalist, a major theatre critic, and translator of Vijay Tendulkar’s play Kanhadaan. She has a Ph.D. in Aesthetics from the University of Madras (1989 – The Language of Emotion in Art: A Comparative Study of Some Indian and Western Theories). She is currently Deputy Editor for The Hindu, a national English daily with 13 editions in India, and a circulation of over a million copies, writing features, interviews, profiles and reviews on cinema, theatre, music, and literature.

To be followed by a performance at the Mitchell Theater, Vilas Hall (821 University Avenue), entitled Lost in Love: A Musical Narrative About Bhakti (Devotion), September 22 at 4:00 PM.