Thursday, October 1, 2015
McKinney Conference Room
Rustom Bharucha is Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. A leading interlocutor in the fields of interculturalism, secularism and oral history, he has written a number of books including Theatre and the World, The Question of Faith, In the Name of the Secular, The Politics of Cultural Practice, Rajasthan: An Oral History, Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin and Terror and Performance.
In recent years, he has worked as a dramaturge for the Tangencya public art project in Durban, South Africa; as Project Director for Arna-Jharna: The Desert Museum of Rajasthan; as Artistic Director of the Inter-Asia Ramayana Festival at the theatre laboratory Adishakti in Pondicherry; and, most recently, as Curator of an international conference on Rethinking Labour and the Creative Economy: Global Performative Perspectives organized by Performance Studies international (PSi) in collaboration with the School of Arts and Aesthetics at JNU.