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Upcoming Events

Unbroken Glass

Film Screening and Q & A with director Dinesh Das Sabu 23rd February 2017 Siskel Film Cent...

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2016 Festival Highlights

Piya Behrupiya

First premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, Piya Behrupiya is an award-winning ...

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Rajasthan Josh

Nathoo Lal Solanki, Chugge Khan and other Rajasthani musicians are back to excite audiences as they ...

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Words on Water - In Conversation Series

We are excited to work with the Chicago Public Library, Columbia College Chicago, The Poetry Foundat...

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What people say

On behalf of my family, I would like to say, "Thank You" for the magical evening!  Our senses were immersed in such a wonderful Indian experience.  Rupa soaked in the smells and tastes of the various foods and loved listening to the music and dancers.  She had a fabulous time playing the piano for your guests and felt so appreciated and fulfilled.  Thank you for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Paula Sprecher

The past five years have been so exciting in terms of bringing top Indian artists to Chicago audiences. This year we wanted to take advantage of having these leading artists in our city by bringing them beyond the stage and into the neighborhoods. We want to provide cultural and arts education opportunities so we moved the festival to September to make it easier to connect with schools and other community organizations.” We are very much looking forward to build even stronger cultural bridges between India and Chicago

Anuradha Behari Eye on India Founder and President

Say the words ‘Indian Art’ and what might come to mind most quickly are the Taj Mahal, Ravi Shanker, classical Hindu dance and Bolllywood. But during the past several decades ‘the subcontinent’ has changed dramatically, and a whole new artistic energy has emerged. It is this art – in many disciplines, and with all its links to the past blended with all its contemporary and cross cultural influence – that Anuradha Behari, president of the Chicago’s Eye on India Festival, is determined to showcase

Hedy Weiss Chicago Sun-Times.

I’ve had the pleasure of watching Eye on India evolve over the past 5 years – starting with an ambitious, creative mission and seeing it engage and touch a growing number of people and organizations in Chicago. Each year the festival has introduced prominent Indian artists, authors, musicians, dancers and thought leaders to our community.  Eye on India continues to enlighten and delight people of all ages, forging lasting creative partnerships and collaborations with cultural and educational institutions….and furthering friendships and understanding between our two cultures

Joan Gunzberg Former Executive Director of the Arts and Business Council of Chicago.

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