Dr. Radhika Joshi Ray
Dr. Radhika Joshi Ray is the co-founder of the Jaipur Gunijankhana. One of the senior disciples of Pt. Raghunadan Panshikar, Radhika has been studying the music of the Jaipur Atrauli Gharana for over 12 years and is gradually making a mark for herself as an upcoming vocalist of this tradition. Radhika is extremely passionate about documenting the rich tradition in Indian classical music and has taken the ardous task of cataloguing the ragas and bandishes of the Jaipur Ataulighanara. She has recently been awarded the Archival and Museum fellowship by the India Foundation for the Arts and Saptak to support her in this endeavour.
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Dr. Veena Joshi
Dr. Veena Joshi had learnt the Sitar under Ustad Usman Khan, Pune and Pandit Nayan Ghosh at Sangeet Mahabharati, Mumbai for several years. She has given concerts in Singapore, Malaysia and Kenya during her young years. She has also written several articles on North Indian Classical music which were published in The Straits Times, Singapore. She holds a master’s degree in statistics and a PhD in Industrial Psychology. She currently works as a consultant in epidemiology and social research at various institutes and hospitals in India. Dr. Veena Joshi is the
co-founder of Jaipur Gunijankhana,.
Pt. Raghunandan Panshikar
Pt. Raghunandan Panshikar is the senior disciple of Gaansaraswati Kishori Amonkar. He has also received taleem from Smt. Mogubai Kurdikar. He played a key role in conceptualizing Jaipur Gunijankhana and continues to serve as a mentor for planning events and archival work conducted here.
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We are very grateful to Pt. Firoz Dastur Memorial Foundation for sharing with us a large collection of very rare recordings of many artists including Smt. Kesarbai Kerkar, Smt. Mogubai Kurdikar, Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur, Smt. Laxmibai Jadhav and many others.
John A. Campana is a professor of poetry, cinema and Hindustani music. He is based in Canada and is an avid archivist of Hindustani music. Prof. Campana has graciously shared some of his collection with us.