SOMJIT DASGUPTA – PRESERVING THE HERITAGE OF HIS TEACHER

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By Dr. Bharat Gupta   Somjit Dasgupta (born1953) preserves the tradition of playing Hindustani classical music on string instruments belonging to the family of which the most popular today is the ‘sarod.’  As a musician he performs onsarod, rabab, sur-rabab, mohan vina andsursingaar, the playing techniques of which all he inherited from his late mentor and …

COMMON ROOTS BETWEEN INDIA AND GREECE

These lectures were delivered by Swami Niranjananda Saraswati President of the Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger – India, during his visit in Greece in May 2005   Lecture 1: Swami Shraddhananada: Plato and the Upanishads. Sw. Niranjan’s Comments: An interesting comparison between the thoughts of Plato and the thoughts conveyed in the Upanishads. In the times of Plato …