Sahana Singh - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Sessions

Day 2
10:00 am
Auditorium

Revisiting The Educational Heritage Of India

Sahana Singh and Mohandas Pai with Vikram Limsay

Bio

Sahana Singh is an author and commentator based in Texas, USA. She is an environmental engineer by qualification who writes on a variety of issues including Indian history, water management and education. Her first book “The Educational Heritage of Ancient India – How an Ecosystem of Learning was Laid to Waste” has been appreciated for awakening Indians to the role played by India in spreading knowledge around the world. Her second book titled “Revisiting the Educational Heritage of India” published by Vitasta has just been released in September 2021. It explores in greater depth, the subject of India’s unique ecosystem of learning which created a knowledge-centred society and laid the foundation of the major academic disciplines being pursued today.

An alumnus of Delhi Technological University, Sahana made a career shift to writing after moving to Singapore. She worked as Editor of Asian Water Magazine for many years. Sahana has won several awards for journalism including the Developing Asia Journalism Award in 2008. A short animation video made by her on the world’s water crisis won the top prize at the TU Delft Urban Water Movie Contest awarded by the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) in 2012. Her articles have been published in Reader’s Digest, Washington Post, Discovery Channel Asia, Asian Water Magazine, Swarajya, IndiaFacts and other publications. She has moderated panel discussions on water management at several international conferences.

Sahana is on the board of many nonprofit organizations related to history, heritage, education, restoration of Samskara and to the cause of helping Hindu refugees. She is passionate about travelling and connecting the dots across different societies, civilizations and disciplines.