Parvathy Baul is a singer, painter and storyteller from West Bengal. After receiving her initial music and dance training during her childhood, she studied visual arts at the Kala Bhavan at Shantiniketan, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore.
Her meeting with the living tradition of Baul prompted her to choose the path of self-training in the Baul order rather than an institutional degree.
Since 1995 she has performed in her home state Bengal and all over India. She was also invited to participate in several international festivals including Festival de l’imaginaire (Paris), Festival international du Conte et du Monodrame (Beirut, Libanon), and Ethnomad (Geneva, Switzerland).
Her guest appearances include prestigeous venues like the Noh Theatre at Kyoto (Japan) together with Kamigata-mai and Kyogen Performers, the World Music Center New York, Chicago University, and Bread and Puppet Theatre (Vermont).
She has contributed Baul songs, woodcut prints, and a documentary video to the new South Asian department, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, (The Netherlands),