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Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan - a Multi-faceted Personality

Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan - a Multi-faceted Personality

Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan is a multi-faceted personality with an immense contribution to Indian performing arts, literature and culture. She is a musician, playwright, theatre director, writer, journalist, and columnist.

A former deputy editor with The Hindu for more than two decades, she is now senior associate with Sruti magazine.

Gowri has been a vocal accompanist to Smt M.S. Subbulakshmi for over a decade.

As an author, Gowri Ramnarayan has written several books for children - Abu’s World, Abu’s World Again and Past Forward. She has also published translations of plays.

In 2005 she founded JustUs Repertory, whose plays and productions have been staged in India, USA, UK, and south Asia. Her productions have featured many of the leading performing artistes of India - Bombay Jayashri, Priyadarsini Govind and Vijay Siva. These plays are witty, thought-provoking, visually-interesting and make use of music, poetry, dance and painting to present a rare amalgam of aesthetics and scholarship.

Gowri’s first play Dark Horse won two national-level Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards in 2007. In the year 2015, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha awarded her the title Nataka Choodamani for her contribution to theatre.

Gowri has served as a FIPRESCI jury member at international film festivals in India and Europe.

Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan will be the guest for the Meet the Artist event presented by and powered by Sarangi the store.

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