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Interview: Maya Rao

Picture of Maya Krishna Rao, seated in a couch with a cushion beside her. She has white hair and rimless glasses, her hands are spread out, almost like she is in the middle of explaining something.

In February 2014, Jasmine George from TARSHI interviewed Maya Rao, a performing artist and a professor currently teaching in Shiv Nadar University, for the March issue of the blog.

During our interaction with her, she shared with us her journey as a performing artist and her experiences with young people addressing issues related to gender and sexuality. Her recent piece ‘The Walk’ has found a place within the feminist movement and resonance with people from all walks of life post the December 2012 brutal gang-rape and murder of the 23 year old student. For Maya, art as a medium is a very cathartic experience.