Tickets are now available for Cameron University’s India Night, a celebration of the culture and heritage of India. The event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex. The keynote address by Dr. Amit Gupta will be followed by a performance by Indian dance group Nritya Sangam. Ajanta Cuisine of India, an Oklahoma City restaurant/caterer, will serve a mouth-watering dinner featuring authentic Indian fare. General admission tickets are $15 and $5 for CU students. For tickets, contact Amy Franks at 581-2842.
Dr. Gupta is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Security Studies at the U.S. Air Force’s Air War College in Montgomery, Ala. He is also an external researcher for the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. Dr. Gupta’s research and publications have focused on weapons proliferation, arms control, South Asian security issues, globalization and Australian security policy.
NrityaSangam will present a dazzling performance that combines classical Indian dance with Indian folk dance. The fusion will display the classical dances forms Bharatnatyam, Kathak and Odissi as well as regional folk dances such as Dandiya-Raas and Chari Nritya. The lyrical music and colorful costumes will make for a captivating evening of entertainment.
India Night is funded by the Ajay and Shireen Bhargava Endowed Lectureships in India Studies and International Studies and Cameron University.
September 10, 2012