Sant Bhadragiri Achyutdas Memorial
National Seminar on Katha Keertan
Venue- Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore on 23-10-2016
Katha Keertan is an ancient, unique, interdisciplinary art form of India. This form is comprised of various art forms like Music, Dance, Drama, Gamaka and Folk.
Vanamala Center for Art and Culture in collaboration with Shadja Kala Kendra ® and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is organising a one day National Seminar on Katha Keertan on 23rd October 2016 in memory of the great Katha Keertan exponent Sant Bhadragiri Achyuta Das.
This seminar throws light on the origin, development and structure of this communicative art form through a series of lectures and demonstrations. A Journal comprising of articles on various art forms written by scholars and researchers would be released in the seminar. Scholars, Researchers and Students from different fields of Art forms are participating in this Seminar.
Maximum -1500 words
English – Times New Roman
Font: Body 12 and Title 14
Kannada- Nudi/Baraha 14 and Title 16
Maximum of 2-3 photographs related to the topic is welcome
Panel of Expert’s decision is final for the selection of articles
Last date to send articles: 15-08-2016
Please send your Articles to email@example.com
The Journal will have ISBN Number.
M Phil/ Ph D Research Scholars must give the names of their Guide and University.
Those who want to register for the Seminar and contribute articles to the journal please send us a mail to
|09:15 AM||Inauguration and Release of Journal|
|09:45-10:30||Keertanacharya Lakshmanadas Velankar, Bangalore, Renowned Katha Keertan Artist||Katha Keertan-An overview and contribution of Haridasa Keertankaars|
|10:30-11:15||Dr B M Sundaram, Pondicherry Renowned Musicologist and Musician||Musical forms in Katha Keertan of South India|
|11:30-12:15||Dr Meera Rajaram Pranesh, Bangalore Renowned Musicologist and Musician||Presentation of Harikeshanallur Dr L Mutthaih Bhagavatar’s Katha Keertan compositions
|12:15-1:00||Pandit Prashant Pandav, Poona Marati Keertankaar and Tabala Artist||Lecture Demonstration Musical forms in Katha Keertans of Maharashtra
|2:00-3:00||Surmani Dattatreya Velankar||Katha Keertan- Santa Tukaram
|3:00 – 3:45||Dr Lakshman Das, Tumkur Renowned Katha Keertan artist||Lecture Demonstration Drama compositions and portray of modern personalities in Katha Keertan|
|3:45 – 4:00||Tea Break|
Dr Purnima Pande, Kathak Dancer Former Vice Chancellor, Bhatkande University, Lucknow and Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalay, Khairagad
|Lecture demonstration Kathakaar tradition in Kathak
|4:45-5:15||Dr Prabhakara Joshi, Mangalore Renowned Yakshagana Scholar||Katha Keertan- An ideal communicating Art form|
Master of the Ceremony – Dr Gurudas S P, Renowned Katha Keertan Artist, Mangalore