Sebastian & Sons

By TM Krishna
Book Launch
Monday, 24th February 2020

The next Literature Live! Evening features one of the best known names in Indian Classic Music.

T M Krishna is not only a wonderful musician, he is also an iconoclast who challenges many of the orthodoxies which had a stranglehold on the system. So whether you agree with him or not, you will find his ideas always highly stimulating.

We will launch his new book, Sebastian & Sons, A Brief History of Mridangam Makers on Monday, February 24th at 6.30 PM at Mahalaxmi’s G5A. He will be in conversation with Sumana Ramanan, journalist and student of Hindustani vocal music.

Seating, as usual, is on a first come, first served basis so do come early. And please allow some extra time for our truly horrendous traffic.


TM Krishna

TM Krishna is a Carnatic vocalist, writer, activist and author. As a vocalist, he has made a large number of innovations in both the style and substance of his concerts, thereby inviting controversy from some quarters. As an activist, he has championed a number of causes connected to the environment, the caste system, communalism, religious reform, reform of social practices and so on. In the year 2016 he was awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for “his forceful commitment as artist and advocate to art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions, breaking barriers of caste and class to unleash what music has to offer not just for some but for all”.

RSVP & Venue

G5A Foundation For Contemporary Culture

G-5/A, Laxmi Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Ln, Mahalaxmi West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400011