The Global India Series will kick off with a lecture and demonstration by Rahul Vohra, a Mumbai-based actor, director, and producer who specializes in Indian folk and classical arts, as well as global theater, cinema, and esthetics. In 1988, Vohra founded Sarthi, an organization that addresses the basic rights of traditional artists and artisans. From within his own performing arts and production company, Apostrophe 99, Rahul has directed troupes from all across India, showcasing their work around the globe.
Vohra is most known for his work in Swades (2004), Monsoon Wedding (2001) and Pyaar Impossible! (2010). He recently played the lead role in Baharti, an international touring stage show of an Indian love story.
This fall, the Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities presents Global India: Aesthetics & Performance, a series of events that draw from and reflect on Indian aesthetics. Artists and speakers from around the world will visit Wellesley to work with classes in South Asian Studies, the writing program, and other relevant courses, and each visit will be highlighted by a presentation/performance that is free and open to the public.
Place: GRH-240 Newhouse Conference Rm, GRH-237 Newhouse Lounge