Kabir, Kabir Kya Kare?

Wednesday, 29th May – Monday, 3rd June, 2019
A satsang series with Shabnam Virmani

We explore the many moods and possibilities in Kabir, of love and resistance, joy and pathos, irony and tenderness, mystery and candour, even as Kabir mocks us for chanting his name! An immersion in the world of this 15th century mystic through his folk songs from the oral traditions of Malwa, Rajasthan and Kutch.

About the Artist

Shabnam Virmani is a filmmaker, singer and artist in residence at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore. Stung by the religious riots of Gujarat in 2002, she initiated the Kabir Project journeys in quest of the 15th century mystic Kabir, exploring how his poetry intersects with ideas of identity, religion, nationalism, impermanence and orality. Inspired by the spirit of Bhakti, Sufi and Baul oral traditions, the Kabir Project team has now been engaged for over 15 years in curating and re-expressing the power of this poetry through documentary films, music CDs, books, urban festivals, rural yatras, school workshops and a web archive called Ajab Shahar. You may find relevant documentary films being played on television channels in your rooms.

To know more about the works of Shabnam Virmani, you may login to www.kabirproject.org; ajabshahar youtube channel.