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Andrew Horn | Artistic Director, Playwright & Translator

Author Andrew Horn, the son of the great neuroscientist Sir Gabriel Horn and grandson of the socialist peer Baron Soper, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on traditional Indian and Sanskrit drama whose English translation of the epic 16th-Century Vidagdha Madhava by Rupa Goswami is considered the most accurate ever published.

 

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* Media Comment, Expert Opinion & Interviews

Andrew Horn, with his extensive background in traditional Indian theatre and Sanskrit drama, is a frequent media commentator and is available to members of the print, broadcast and digital media through The Double Agents. As a former Hare Krishna monk, Andrew can shed light on the religion and its practices, and with his inside track on Eastern mysticism and Indian aesthetics, he offers valuable commentary on Indian philosophy, astrology, and aesthetics. Andrew's expertise extends to Vedic literature and theatre production, making him a knowledgeable resource on these subjects. His background in anchorite-style living adds depth to discussions about transcendentalism and empiricism, exploring the intersections of spirituality and philosophy. Additionally, Andrew can contribute to conversations about multiculturalism, pluralism, and cultural appropriation in world theatre, making him a well-rounded expert for media commentary on these diverse and important topics, including World Theatre Day celebrations and beyond.

* Charity Ambassadorships & Fundraising and Promotional Activities

Andrew is open to using his expertise and platform to support charitable causes in the UK, India and elsewhere. With a passion for cultural preservation and spiritual enrichment, Andrew is open to collaborating with charities on ambassador roles and promotional initiatives. His background as a former Hare Krishna monk and translator of traditional Indian theatre aligns with organisations focused on cultural heritage, mindfulness, and holistic well-being. Andrew's willingness to engage in promotional PR and marketing activities reflects his dedication to raising awareness and supporting meaningful causes. By leveraging his knowledge and experiences, Andrew seeks to contribute positively to charitable efforts, amplifying their impact and promoting their missions through advocacy and outreach.

* Public Speaking Engagements

Andrew is available for a variety of in-person and virtual speaking engagements. Enquiries and bookings can be made through our speaking agency, BubbleandSqueak.London

About

Andrew Horn, also known by his pen name Arjundas Adhikari, is a British artistic director, author, playwright, translator, and expert in traditional Indian theatre. He is known internationally for delivering the most accurate English translation of Rupa Goswami’s 16th-century epic, Vidagdha Madhava. Born into a distinguished family, Andrew is the son of neuroscientist Sir Gabriel Horn and the grandson of Methodist minister and socialist peer Baron Soper. Despite his notable lineage, Andrew chose a different path, becoming a Hare Krishna monk for 20 years. During this time, he was given the name ‘Arjundas Adhikari’, signifying devotion to the hero Arjuna from the Mahabharata. He also appeared on Top of the Pops with Boy George for the singer’s 1991 hit, Bow Down Mister.

As a member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Andrew devoted himself to Lord Krishna and Srimati Radharani. His journey from monk to translator reflects his deep connection with Eastern spirituality and Indian culture, evident in his scholarly contributions to Sanskrit drama and literature.

A Portrait of Lord Shree Krishna – Andrew’s English-language translation of Rupa Goswami’s classic spiritual Sanskrit Indian drama Vidagdha Madhava, drew critical acclaim. Andrew produced a stage adaptation at the National Theatre.

Andrew is currently completing a translation of Rupa Goswami’s second famous Sanskrit dramas, which is set for publication in late 2024.

 

Further Information:

Personal Website – Www.aportraitoflordshreekrishna.com

A Portrait of Lord Shree Krishna – Amazon

 

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