A committed group of professionals is working passionately on this project in order to create a narrative for the IME that is compelling, authentic and comprehensive.
Dr.Pappu Venugopala Rao (Content committee Chair) - a well- known scholar, poet, musicologist, Sanskritist, dance theoretician, writer and orator has more than 20 books on various subjects to his credit. Dr. Pappu retired as the Associate Director General with the American Institute of Indian Studies after 32 years of service.
Jayant Kastuar - is one of the most renowned and respected personalities in the world of Indian Performing Arts today. He is recognized as an outstanding representative of Pandit Durga lal’s style. Jayant Kastuar has performed widely across the country and participated in major festivals of dance.
Rajiv M. Vijayakar - is a senior film and music journalist, critic, analyst and author from Mumbai, who has twice been on the National Film Awards Jury, in 2011 and 2015 . Author of the best-selling “The History of Indian Film Music” (2009), his next, “Main Shaayar To Nahin”, is an English book on Hindi Film Lyrics. His paper, “The Role of a Song in a Hindi Film,” is officially on the syllabus for students of South Asian cinema at Edinburgh University.
Irfan Zuberi - has been involved with the arts for 15 years as researcher, fieldworker, magazine editor, festival & exhibition curator, audiovisual archivist, music consultant for documentary films & resource person. He is currently Project Manager, National Cultural Audiovisual Archives at the IGNCA & Chairperson, Steering Committee on Arts Management convened by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India
Vikram Sampath - is author of acclaimed books including "My Name Is Gauhar Jaan: The Life and Times of a Musician"- the biography of India's first recording superstar Gauhar Jaan of Calcutta. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin and the University of Queensland, Australia. Vikram currently serves as Executive Director of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), Southern Regional Centre, Govt of India.
Earlier contributors to content concepts: - Dr. Shubha Chaudhari, Shubha Mudgal, Sriram Parashuram, V. Sriram, Naresh Fernandes, Arjun S. Ravi.