The Power of Idol Worship

The Power of Idol Worship Amish and Bhavna Roy in conversation with Anita Ratnam

January 12, 2024 10:50 am | Updated January 27, 2024 07:39 pm IST

Venue Sir Mutha Concert Hall SEE MAP

Time & DateJan 27 , 2024 , 10:00 am - 10:50 am

In this session, Amish, Bhavna Roy and Anita Ratnam explore the cultural and spiritual dimensions of idol worship.

Amish, an accomplished author, television presenter and former diplomat, has penned 11 bestselling books, selling seven million copies and earning recognition as the fastest-selling author in Indian publishing history. He has been honoured with awards like the Eisenhower Fellowship (2014) and the 21st Century Icon Award in the UK (2021). In his diplomatic role, Amish worked as the Minister (Culture and Education) at the Indian High Commission to the UK and the Director of The Nehru Centre in London.

Bhavna Roy, a teacher and author, followed her calling for teaching and social service after a brief stint in the Indian Administrative Services. She directs the Himanshu Roy Foundation and has co-authored books with her brother, Amish, exploring the significance of Dharma and the power of Murti Puja in decoding the ancient Vedas and scriptures. With a background in psychology and a deep interest in philosophy, Bhavna combines her diverse experiences to contribute meaningfully to education and literature.

Anita Ratnam is a celebrated dancer and an influential theatre artist. She is a choreographer, writer, speaker and mentor. She is credited with having edited and published two best-selling editions of Narthaki (1992 and 1997), which is a directory of classical Indian dances.

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