The Indo-American Arts Council 
and The Da Capo Chamber Players 
invite you to a private gallery event introducing
Phoolan Devi The Bandit Queen and Oper by Shirish Korde
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
7:00 to 8:30 pm

Saffron Art Gallery
Saffronart New York 
595 Madison Avenue, The Fuller Building, Suite 900
Please join Aroon Shivdasani of the IAAC, composer Shirish Korde, flutist Patricia Spencer of the Da Capo Chamber Players and choreographer/dancer Nandini Sikand for a discussion with video and live performance excerpts from the work which premieres in New York and Toronto in 2014.
Phoolan Devi - The Bandit Queen depicts real, re-imagined and often contradictory events in the life of Phoolan Devi, a woman revered by some and reviled by others in contemporary Indian society. The chamber opera examines caste, gender and violence against women, issues of particular relevance in light of recent events in India.
RSVP to or 917.847.3551

Refreshments Served


The Indo-American Arts Council is a 501 ©3 not-for-profit secular arts organization passionately dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of artists of Indian origin in the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts and folk arts. For information please visit
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