Srinivas Reddy

Srinivas Reddy in 2011 Srinivas graduated from UC Berkeley with a PhD in South and Southeast Asian Studies. Under the guidance of Professor George Hart he studied Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu literary traditions and completed his thesis on the Vijayanagara emperor Krishnadevaraya and his grand Telugu epic Amuktamalyada. Penguin Books published a translation of the work entitled Giver of the Worn Garland in 2010. Srinivas is currently Assistant Professor of South Asian Studies at IIT Gandhinagar. He spends his time performing, teaching and conducting research in California, Rhode Island, Portugal and India. Srinivas began his musical training as a guitarist. In 1998 he graduated from Brown University with a BA in South Asian Studies and completed his senior project entitled Nada-Sat, a multi-instrumental ensemble piece that reflected his growing interest in South Asian philosophy and music. After moving to San Francisco in 1998, Srinivas met his guru and mentor Sri Partha Chatterjee, a direct disciple of the late sitar maestro Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, who he trained with for twelve years in the traditional guru-shishyaparampara (master-disciple tradition). Srinivas is a professional concert sitarist and has given numerous recitals in the US and India. He has three albums to his credit: GITA (1999), Sitar & Tabla (2001) and Hemant & Jog (2008).


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