Temple of Understanding celebrating our 61st Anniversary in 2021
Visionary Indian Statesman, Cultural Ambassador, Educationalist, Philanthropist, Author, Poet, Musician and Champion of Interfaith Dialogue and Understanding.
You will find that I have been privileged to enjoy a rather unique spectrum of experiences. Indeed my life seems to fall into 18-year modules. I was born into the ruling family of the State of Jammu & Kashmir, one of the largest of the hundreds of Indian States within the British empire. My father was Maharaja, and as the only son, I would have succeeded him in due course. The first phase of my life therefore was as a Crown Prince, although in public school I got no privileged treatment. Then began a prolonged medical problem which had me on my back for 18 months...
Please see extensive bio here: http://www.karansingh.com/bio/
Jyotsna Singh, PhD Delhi University (Philosophy) is Director of The Dara Shikoh Centre and The Amar Mahal Museum and Library, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Jyotsna Singh is also Trustee of the Temple of Understanding, India.
Jyotsna Singh founded the Dara Shikoh Centre in Srinagar, Kashmir in 2008 to engage young people at various levels and to present experts in different fields including environmentalists to share their special interest in the Himalayan region's natural and cultural diversity. They present several festivals, workshops, seminars and performances, the last was held in Leh, Ladakh in 2018. They have also supported the international youth mentorship program, Dara Shikoh Fellowship, for artists scholars and researchers.
Jyotsna Singh is director of a private museum in Jammu, India, where outreach programs are conducted, particularly in the area of miniature art, by supporting a teacher-apprentice deep learning model. They have held several seminars and performances highlighting the rich spiritual traditions of the region as well as inviting speakers on built and natural heritage. Singh works as a potter and enamelist, working on sculptural forms in metal and fired enamels.
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