Sanatkada Festival is an epitome of Dance, Drama, Film, History, Literature, Music & Cuisine. 2019 is special being the 10th edition of this unique show from 1st – 5th Feb at Baradari, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow ! This festival is dedicated to Indira Mahindra, whose contribution to the arts and culture of Lucknow has left an everlasting stamp on the city. She was born in Allahabad but spent her childhood and adolescence in Lucknow. She attended Isabella Thoburn College, which she later joined as faculty. She had a zest for life that was prevalent in all she did, whether it was for a large social initiative or a local group.
Home grown, purely volunteer-based and Lucknowi at hear, the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival has brought to you its love of Awadh, with a continued hunger to explore the historical context of its people and skills.
Artisanal finesse reached its peak under the patronage of the Awadh Nawabs. Court patronage ranged from heavily embellished clothing to decorated public spaces and led to the development of a fine sense of detail which can be viewed in almost every piece of artisanal craftmanship even today.
This year, the theme Husn-e Karigari-e Awadh, pays tribute to our artists, artisans and myriad workers who continue to keep alive these skills and offer them up to the discerning eye. Finally, MSLF is dedicated to bring together people from all walks of life and celebrate the rich culture of our country !