NIAS Public Lecture: "Art, Culture... Markers of Development" by Dr. (Ms.) Ananda Shankar Jayant, JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS, 1800hrs

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru 560 012

 (as part of NIAS-DST Training Programme on Science & Technology:

Global Developments and Perspectives)



Invites you to a






 “Art, Culture... Markers of Development”




Dr. (Ms.) Ananda Shankar Jayant

Dancer, Choreographer, Bureaucrat and a TED Speaker


Chairperson: Dr. M Sai Baba, NIAS


Date:               Wednesday, January 30, 2019

6:00 PM (coffee/tea: 5.30 PM)

Venue:             JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS


About the Speaker: Dr Ananda Shankar Jayant, inhabits the worlds of art, academics and administration; straddling them with equal ease. Celebrated as one of India’s most eminent classical dancer, choreographer and scholar, Ananda’s artistic body of work, spans mythologies and abstraction, historical chronicles and women studies, poetry, abstraction, philosophy and humour. Ananda was conferred amongst others the "Padma Shri" in 2007 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar for Bharatanatyam in 2009.


Ananda is a sought-after motivational speaker. Ananda’s TED talk in 2009, was rated by Huffington Post, as one of five greatest TED talks by Indians. Recent speaking invitations include; the India Conference at Harvard, an interview for BBC- World Service Radio, and the Wharton India Economic Forum, Mumbai. Harnessing Technology for Arts, Ananda has conceptualized and launched Natyarambha, a first of its kind digital arts initiative – a Bharatanatyam practice app that connects tradition to technology


Ananda is the first female officer of the Indian Railway Traffic Service and is currently posted, in Hyderabad, India


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All are welcome



For more information, please contact Dr. M Sai Baba 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019