Teejan Bai wins 2018 Fukuoka Arts and Culture Prize
Published: October 15, 2018
Dr. Teejan Bai, the folk artist from Chhattisgarh, has won the 2018 Fukuoka Arts and Culture Prize, one of the top honours of Japan. It was the first time she had been formally recognised abroad and she was flabbergasted that anyone in Japan had heard of her or her art: Pandavani. Dr. Teejan is a leading performing artist and a contemporary exponent of Pandavani, a narrative singing of the ancient Indian epic “Mahabharata”.
Topics: Chhattisgarh • Culture of Chhattisgarh • Fukuoka • India • Mahabharata • Music of Chhattisgarh • Pandavani • Performing arts • Punaram Nishad • States and union territories of India • Teejan Bai