Satnarine Balkaransingh

Dr. Satnarine Balkaransingh, born in Trinidad, is a published author on diverse subjects: from development economics and commerce to folk performative traditions and the arts. He co-edited 'Reigniting The Ancestral Fires: Heritage, Traditions And Legacies Of The First Peoples' (2017); co-authored 'Kunuwaton: The Culture and Cuisine of the Santa Rosa First Peoples of Arima, Kairi' (2014); and authored 'The Shaping Of A Culture: Rituals and Festivals in Trinidad compared with selected counterparts in India'; 1990-2014 (2016). Co-founder of the Nrityanjali Theatre Inc. (1977); founder and Artistic Director of the 'Kathak Kala Sangam' of Trinidad and Tobago (2009), he has scripted dance-ballets and directed scores of stage and TV productions. His work has been featured in India, North and South America, the Caribbean and on BBC. A former senior public servant in the government of Trinidad and Tobago, Balkaransingh studied in India: B.A. (Hons.) Economics, (Delhi Univ.); Post-Grad. Kathak dance (Kathak Kendra, Delhi), under Guru, Pt. Birju Maharaj; in UK: MSc. Proj. Planning and National Development, Univ. of Bradford; and in Trinidad; PhD., 'Cultural Studies' from the Univ. of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT). He lectures, advises and performs internationally.

Satnarine Balkaransingh