Shabnam Virmani

Shabnam Virmani initiated the Kabir Project journeys in 2002 and has since been exploring the philosophy of Kabir and...

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Shabnam Virmani initiated the Kabir Project journeys in 2002 and has since been exploring the philosophy of Kabir and other mystics through a deep engagement with their oral folk traditions. Her inspiration and joy in this poetry and its wisdom has taken the shape of 4 documentary films and a digital archive called Ajab Shahar, singing and performing, translation and writings, research and curations, urban festivals and rural yatras and more recently, infecting students with the challenge and wonder of mystic poetry. All this as part of her work as artist in residence at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology in Bangalore where the Kabir Project is housed. Earlier she has worked on gender issues through journalism, video and radio work in the community. Her film Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein won the Special Jury Prize at the 52nd National Awards in 2011, and the work of the Kabir Project was given the Sadbhavana Award for contributing to inter-faith understanding by Shri Morari Bapu and Vishwagram Trust in Gujarat in 2016. She has co-authored two books 'I Saw Myself: Journeys with Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai' and 'One Palace, a Thousand Doorways: Songlines through Bhakti, Sufi & Baul Oral Traditions' with colleague Vipul Rikhi, and is currently working on a third book 'Burn Down Your House: Life Lessons from Kabir'. She also curates, interprets and sings a diverse repertoire of folk songs of the mystics to very local rural audiences as well as urban, global ones.

Venues Dates Time
Kitab Khana Fri 17 Jan 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm Available
Age
12-99 yrs
Languages
English,Hindi
Fee
Entry Free., on a first-come-first basis. Pre-register now to save your seat.