Kanhaiyalal Mishra

Kanhaiyalal Mishra with students at his Gurukul, Kabir Chaura, Varanasi, December 2009

Student Shivani Mishra, Kabir Chaura, Varanasi, February 2009

Kanhaiyalal Mishra is one of the top sarangi players in Varanasi. He is a disciple of the great Hanuman Prasad Mishra. He has a few sarangi students, three of whose lessons I filmed. His eldest son is an excellent tabla player while his youngest son was just starting to play sarangi in 2011. He has exageratedly traditional disciplinarian views about teaching.

© Lucy Durán, Nicolas Magriel, Geoff Baker 2011