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Senior Journalist

Date & Time

Thursday Thu, 1 Oct 2020



Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

We all know Mahatma Gandhi as an apostle of truth, an explorer of the science of non-violence and a divine soul. But this is not all. There are many more facets to the great man that are little known.

One such facet is Gandhi’s deep understanding of music as soul mover. His philosophy of music was different and all new. He saw it as the glue binding the society together and pushing  it upwards.

Where people did not speak in one voice, where there was no harmony, where life was bereft of music, dreams of Swaraj cannot be realized, he often said.

In this session Madhuker Upadhyay takes us on a journey unveiling the lesser known facet of Gandhi as a connoisseur of music, regaling us with tales and anecdotes about Gandhi’s favourite music and how it reflected in many decisions in his life.

In partnership with Azim Premji Foundation

The event will be uploaded on our YouTube channel with subtitles feature.


Madhuker Upadhyay

Senior Journalist

Madhuker Upadhyay is a senior journalist, who was working at BBC World Service London before taking over as the editor of PTI- Bhasha (Press Trust of India’s Hindi service). He anchored a popular program “Bharatnama” on BBC Hindi which took him on a journey of over 6500 km across India. Madhukar has authored many books, including “1915 Gandhi is a silent diary” and “50 days, 50 years ago”.  As a teacher of journalism, he has been associated with the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak and Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. He was also a member of the Press Council of India from 1991-1994.