Viram Jasani was born in Kenya in 1945. He came to England with his family in 1949. Growing up in London, the dilemmas, and conflicts of living in two cultures were all too apparent. However, he resolved these through his deep passion for Indian classical music and Vedantic philosophy. Viram became a leading authority on Indian music through his work as a performer, a powerful advocate and becoming the major producer of Indian music in the UK. He graduated from St Andrews University in 1967, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, in 1969. The author was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (FRSA) in 1993, winner of the Asian Voice Asian Achievers Award 2003, winner of the HSBC Indo-British Award in 2003 for promoting good relations between India and the UK, and awarded an Honorary doctorate from the University of York in 2007.
Independence to Freedom
This is a story of migration from rural Gujarat to Nairobi, Kenya and the impact of the struggles for independence from British rule on a traditional Hindu Gujarati family, and finally to London in 1949.Here, the family navigated a life in between two cultures maintaining and imbibing the best of bo...