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Sanjoy K. Roy

Sanjoy K. Roy

Sanjoy K. Roy, an entrepreneur of the arts, is Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, which produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across 40 cities in countries such as Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA, including the world’s largest free literary gathering — the annual Jaipur Literature Festival. Roy, a recipient of a National Award for Excellence and Best Director for the film Shahjahanabad: The Twilight Years, is a founder-trustee of Salaam Baalak Trust working to provide support services for street and working children in the inner city of Delhi where over 55,000 children have benefited from education, training and residential services. Roy works closely with various industry bodies on important policy issues within the cultural space in India and is Co-chair of the Art and Culture Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, President of Event and Entertainment Management Association, and part of the Earth Day Network’s official Global Advisory Committee for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020.


Brave New World - Covid and the Arts

Ananth Padmanabhan, Shashi Tharoor, K.R. Meera, Kanishka Gupta, Marcus du Sautoy, Namita Gokhale and Urvashi Butalia in conversation with Sanjoy K Roy

A session exploring resilience and innovation from the arts to the isolation and extreme disruptions of the pandemic. Writers, artists and book lovers speak of responding to unforeseen challenges and the creativity and solidarity that rose to the fore through these difficult times.

Aladdin and Other Marvellous Tales

Paulo Lemos Horta in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy

Writer and translator Paulo Lemos Horta has written on the cultural and literary history of the Arabian Nights and of the travellers, translators and storytellers who gave the world these unforgettable tales in his 'Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights' and his more recent 'Aladdin: A New Translation'. In 'Aladdin', Horta takes us on a dazzling journey, interweaving and reinventing the dark themes and enchanting whimsy of a classic that has transfixed us for ages. In conversation with Festival producer Sanjoy K. Roy, Horta speaks of the stories, along with the stories behind the stories,to provide a fascinating glimpse of the great cultural reservoir of Arab, Persian and Indian narratives, bringing the literary process to life.

The Governance of the Unprepared:

Homi Bhabha in conversation with Sanjoy Roy

At a time of a global pandemic and a century which has seen turmoil and progress in equal measure, the one feature that stands out is how unprepared the human race is for both man-made and natural calamities. Scholar and critical theorist Homi K. Bhabha speaks to Sanjoy K. Roy about this pandemic of being unprepared and dwells on the future as well as the importance of the common good versus the self.

Crown of Thorns: Compassion in the times of Corona

Sharad Paul in conversation with Sanjoy Roy

A crucial conversation on the need for clear-eyed thinking and compassionate leadership with New Zealand-based writer, surgeon and physician Dr. Sharad Paul speaking to Sanjoy K. Roy about the medical and human dimensions of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Matrcus du Sautoy and Sanjoy K. Roy in conversation

The coronavirus crisis has accelerated the fusion between cyberspace and the real world. Marcus du Sautoy gives us glimpses of what is to come in the future between technology, artificial intelligence and what we call reality.