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Wild Women in Verse and Unpacking Yellamma

Wild Women in Verse and Unpacking Yellamma

Music Shows | English | Age 6+


Wild Women in Verse: Lal Ded, Andal, Akka Mahadevi, Muktabai, Janabai and more

Talk and Poetry Reading by Ranjit Hoskote, Priya Sarukkai Chabria, H. S. Shivaprakash & Jerry Pinto

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Four noted poet-translators will introduce women mystics from four languages. Poet, critic and cultural theorist Ranjit Hoskote explores the enigma that is Lal Ded, the legendary wise woman of Kashmiri mysticism. Poet and novelist Priya Sarukkai Chabria presents Andal, the fascinating female figure of Tamil Vaishnava literature, and her poetry of passion. Poet, playwright and scholar H. S. Shivaprakash introduces and reads his translations of the major and lesser-known women mystics of the Kannada vachana tradition. Finally, poet and novelist Jerry Pinto will read his translations from an assortment of women poets of the vibrant varkari tradition of Maharashtra, from Muktabai and Bahinabai to Janabai and Kanhopatra.

Unpacking Yellamma: The Goddess Archives

by Shilpa Mudbi Kothakota & Adithya Kothakota

Musical Presentation and Conversation

6.00 pm to 6.45 pm

In a lively session, interspersed with rousing folk music, filmmaker, theatre practitioner and vocalist Shilpa Mudbi Kothakota, along with co-founder of the Urban Folk Project, Adithya Kothakota, explores the myth of a fiery folk goddess. The blazing narrative of Yellamma, the deity of the devadasis and the jogathis (transgender people), is kept alive through these folk songs that are over 1500 years old.

An NCPA Presentation

Late entry will not be permitted.


  • Age limit: 6+.
  • This ticket is issued according to the rules and regulations of the event organizer and the management of the NCPA.
  • Entry on this ticket is valid for one (1) person only.
  • Rights of admission are reserved by the NCPA.
  • Children below six years including babies in arms not admitted.
  • Cameras, handbags, bottles, cans or tins are not allowed inside the venue. The use of audio or video equipment is strictly prohibited.
  • No food or beverage is permitted in the auditorium.
  • The NCPA does not take responsibility for the loss or theft of any personal belongings or any injury that the ticket holder may incur at the event.
  • The event is subject to change and also governed by force majeure conditions.
  • The starting time of the event for which the ticket was bought may change without any prior intimation.
  • As per the discretion of the ncpa management, a late entry for western classical concerts will only be permitted in breaks between movements or pieces as indicated by NCPA users.
  • The ticket may be bought from an authorized point of sale.
  • The consumption of alcohol and other banned substances is strictly prohibited.
  • All pagers and cell phones must be switched off inside the venue once the performance commences.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited.
  • In case of event cancellation, only the ticket price may be refunded. The service charge or any other charges paid for and included in the ticket sale, such as a convenience charge or delivery charge will not be refunded.
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  • No photography through mobile phone is permitted.
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