Award winning writer, poet, artist, teacher and folklorist, Randhir Khare has published more than twenty volumes of poetry, fiction, translations and non-fiction. He has travelled widely, reading and presenting his work, nationally and internationally. As an artist, he has had five solo exhibitions and his work is in the collections of several private collectors in the country as well as in the UK, USA and South East Asia.

Reading at Wadia college, Pune Reading at Wadia College, Pune
Performing in Empress Gardens, Pune with Abbas Kiani Performing in Empress Gardens, Pune with Abbas Kiani, the Iranian Santoor player
Art by Randhir Khare Painting (Acrylic on Canvas)
Randhir Khare with Badhu- the Bhilala Bard of Ojhar With Badhu the Bhilala bard and his family

His cultural documentation work has included documentation of the folkloric traditions of the Bhil, Bhilala, Kota, Toda, Nari Kurava, Katkari and other traditional communities from north and south Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, translation of tribal folklore and poetry and the promotion of traditional music and lore. He has recently founded The Living Heritage Movement which supports performers and practitioners of traditional forms and lore.

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Recent Events

Randhir Khare, Majid Aziz, Deepak Bhanuse

Randhir Khare recently performed in an event called Into The Blue Beyond. The event was by MYSTIC - India's first poetry-music band. It was a journey into the high Himalayas with enchanting lyrics and haunting fusion of guitar and flute. Randhir Khare gave the vocals and text, Majid Aziz played the guitar and Deepak Bhanuse played the flute.

The event took place at Gyaan Adab Centre (Kalyani Nagar, Pune) on 29th July 2015 and at The Loft (Camp, Pune) on 14th August 2015.

The world in a story
The world in a story
- a film directed by Randhir Khare was screened at Gyaan Adab Centre on 23rd May 2015, Saturday.
The film attempted to regain the common heritage through folk tales.
These stories were drawn from ‘Folk Ways’- the archives of Randhir Khare, who has for the last four decades travelled extensively, collecting stories and song-poems from traditional communities.
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Cover of Strangers on the shore
Book Launch Invitation
Strangers On The Shore
a new novel by Randhir Khare

Book launch

Sunday 21 December 2014 5:45 pm
Shisha cafe, ABC Farms, North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune