Histories of Crafting Musical Instruments in South India
Varadarajan Narayanan, Faculty member, School of Education, will be in conversation with Thamarai Selvan, Alumnus, MA Education (2013 – 15), based on his doctoral work.
In this conversation based on his doctoral work on the making of musical instruments in South India, Thamarai Selvan will discuss some aspects central to understanding craft practices such as technology and knowledge production, caste, and labour.
He will also talk about the need to explore issues that arise at the interface of science and technology studies, inquiries into craft traditions and social histories.
About the speakers:
Thamarai Selvan completed his MA in Education from Azim Premji University in 2015. He is writing his doctoral dissertation on craft practices in the making of musical instruments in South India at Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras).
From September 2021 to February 2022, he was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin.
Varadarajan Narayanan is a member of the School of Education, Azim Premji University.