By Sharvari Deshpande
Voice : Krishna
जनी म्हणे... (Jani Says...)
BlueJackal Print Publication, September 2022
BlueJackal Audio-Visual Publication, February 2023
Art : Sharvari
Sound : Krishna
Text : Sant Janabai and grindmill songs project
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Art ©2022 Sharvari
Sound ©2023 Krishna
This 10 page comics which brings together abhangas by 13th century Bhakti poet, Saint Janabai from Warkari tradition in Maharastra as well as few grindmill songs (ovya) documented by a project called “सांगते बाई तुला/ I tell you woman!”. This comics tries to talk about women’s material labour, intimacy and women’s experiences around gender and sexuality in their daily lives across time and space.
About Sharvari : Sharvari is an artist and illustrator currently living in Pune. She has completed BA in Visual Arts from M.S. University and currently pursuing Masters in Gender, Culture and Development Studies from Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). She is interested in developing works with the intersections of visual studies and gender studies.
About Krishna : Born and raised in Alandi, a town rich in cultural and musical heritage, Krishna developed a love for music from a young age. She pursued her passion and earned a master's degree in Indian classical vocal music from SNDT University and has received teachings from renowned masters. She continues her musical journey by learning Dhrupad. Over a decade, she has both performed and taught music. Her approach to music is melody oriented and is keen on making music accessible.
BlueJackal is an independent platform for engaging with, creating and publishing visual narratives, comics, picture books and initiating dialogue and learning within these contexts through interactive programs. It is run by three core members, Shivangi Singh, Shefalee Jain and Lokesh Khodke and projects team member Sharvari Deshpande.
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