Somjit Dasgupta

Somjıt Dasgupta represents the oldest traditional style of classical instrumental music ın India. Dasgupta plays the sarod, dhrupad rabab, mohan veena, sur-shrıngar and sur-rabab and has performed across India and abroad. He was selected for a Senior Fellowship at the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Ministry of Culture (2003-2005) and as Eastern India Coordinator for the projects of teaching, making, acquisition and restoration of musical instruments under the Sangeet Natak Akademi from 2008 to 2012.

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A two-day taster of ‘the greatest literary show on Earth’
09 & 10 June
A packed programme of talks and performances animate four venues at the Library, celebrating South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas. Speakers confirmed so far include William Dalrymple, Meghnad Desai, Paulo Lemos Horta, Suki Kim, Ashis Ray, Suhel Seth, Preti Taneja and Shashi Tharoor.
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