‘The Tempestuous Life & Times of Rajaraja and the Cholas’ by Kamini Dandapani

“A thousand-and-some years ago, there arose in southern India an empire that was among the most remarkable the world had ever seen. It defied a myriad of obstacles, and yet, through all the struggles and violence, it also cultivated and refined an aesthetic sensibility of breathtaking beauty.” – Kamini Dandapani on her lecture for Sarmaya Talks. This event was held on 17 February 2023 at the Durbar Hall, Asiatic Society of Mumbai.

Kamini Dandapani has extensive training in Carnatic music, Bharatanatyam and the pianoforte. After a long stint in the corporate world, including at Chase Manhattan Bank and McKinsey & Co, she returned to music and writing. Her latest book is Rajaraja Chola: King of Kings.