Time: 15:00 - 16:00
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The Edict Project: music and meaning for our times
Presented by Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF)
T M Krishna, public intellectual and acclaimed classical vocalist in the Carnatic tradition, is dedicated to working across the spectrum of music, society and culture. The Edict Project, in association with Ashoka University, is a creative collaboration which seeks musically to rediscover Emperor Ashoka’s ancient edicts – philosophies which speak of a more humane society built on empathy and compassion created during the period of the lockdown They convey Krishna’s conviction that the world can be healed through a deep understanding of music. He meets Manasi Subramaniam for an inspirational multidisciplinary session which searches history and culture to frame words, music and meaning for our times.
In 2016, Krishna received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in recognition of “his forceful commitment as artist and advocate of art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions”.
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