Radhika Joshi - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
1:00 pm
Forest Friends (4y+)

Sing with Sa

Radhika Joshi

Day 2
9:00 am

Hindustani Vocal Recital

Dr. Radhika Joshi with Surya Upadhyay and Sumith Naik


Dr. Radhika Joshi is an accomplished artist in the field of Hindustani classical music, hailing from the prestigious Jaipur Atrauli Gharana. Under the guidance of Pt. Raghunandan Panshikar, a disciple of the legendary Gaansaraswati Kishori Amonkar, Radhika has diligently honed her vocal prowess. Her musical journey also led her to explore semi-classical forms such as Thurmi, Kajri, Hori, and Dadra, under the esteemed Padmabhushan Smt. Girija Devi at the Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata.

In recent years, Radhika has graced numerous prestigious music festivals both in India and abroad, including notable venues such as Ustad Abdul Karim Khan Smriti Samiti, Deval Club, and the Dadar Matunga Cultural Center. Her melodious voice has resonated at Sangit Kala Mandir, Gayan Sabha, Sangeet Sankalp – Saptak, Pt. Bundi Maharaj Charitable Society, and several more.

Radhika’s dedication to her craft has not gone unnoticed, as she is a recipient of the National Scholarship for Performing Arts from the Government of India and holds a coveted position as a graded artist of All-India Radio. Notably, as part of the G20 celebrations, All India Radio invited her to perform a special concert of semi-classical music at Akashvani and Doordarshan.

Radhika is not only a performer but also a passionate educator and advocate for preserving the rich tradition of Hindustani music. Her commitment to introducing the basics of Indian classical music to children resulted in her authorship of the book “Phulwari Geeton Ki,” now adopted as a music curriculum in several Pune schools. Furthermore, Radhika is the visionary founder of Jaipur Gunijankhana, an archive in Pune dedicated to the documentation and preservation of Hindustani music, with a particular focus on the Jaipur Atrauli Gharana. Her dedication to this mission earned her the Museum and Research Fellowship from the India Foundation for the Arts in Bangalore.

In addition to her musical achievements, Radhika holds a master’s in economics from Tufts University, Boston, and a PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Her decision to pursue a full-time career in music demonstrates her unwavering commitment to her art and its profound cultural significance.