Guest Interaction with Researcher-cum-Artist S. Jayachandran



11-Jul: Senior Students had the opportunity to dialogue with Shri S. Jayachandran, a researcher-cum-bharatanatyam artist who is passionate about art and its history. He started his career as a Software Engineer with Wipro, before transitioning into the Arts. He was an Assistant Professor at Kalakshetra and headed its Research and Documentation Department during which time he explored and expanded the existing knowledge base of temple architecture and ritual. He currently works as a Lecturer in Humanities at the Center for Exact Humanities, IIT-Hyderabad and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Dance. Given that Shri Jayachandran is versed in multiple topics, the session was more of a freewheeling conversation that was not restricted to any single topic. Students particularly noted his distinctive sense of observation and original perspectives.