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Chinmaya Dunster
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What is my purpose to joining Peace For The Soul:
Spreading the message through music and film
About Me:
I was born in UK in 1954, first travelled to India in 1975 and have been visiting regularly ever since. I have been playing sarod since 1984, first under Gurdev Singh of London (leading disciple of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan) and then under Pt Shekhar Borkar of Pune. I began performing in the Osho Commune in Pune in the early 1990’s and this lead to ten fusion CD releases on
My most notable concert was when I was invited by Sir Paul McCartney to play at his wedding to Heather Mills in Ireland in 2002. I formed the “Celtic Ragas Band” especially for this occasion and afterwards Paul was kind enough to write me a short rave about my CD ‘Celtic Ragas', and to include a track from it on his favourite songs compilation for ‘Uncut’ magazine in UK. In 2004 we played a multimedia concert at the Bhartiya Vidyapeeth Institute of Environmental Education and Research, Pune and this lead to my first film: “Concert for India's Environment”. Here, environmentally concerned schoolchildren joined us, to read their poems on nature and the film also features interviews with environmentalists and stunning images of the Indian wilderness.
2008 saw the release of my documentary film on the Himalayan NGO ‘Avani’, and the first of my many ‘Smiles from off the Road” shorts (now combined as the 18-minute ‘Smiles From Off the Road in India”). Numerous other awareness-raising shorts feature on my YouTube channel.

Since 2010 I have been working with British Council, Delhi, to help spread awareness about Climate Change.

I am a great lover of the Indian wilderness and its peoples and am deeply concerned about the development pressures on them. I hope to be able to give as much back to India, my adopted country, as it has given to me these thirty-five years!
Interests and activities:
Music, film, walking, nature, children
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At 7:19pm on November 3, 2013, Lester Unega Waya said…

At 1:30pm on November 4, 2011, Eva Libre said…


Happy Birthday !


Wish you a very happy day.



At 11:26pm on June 23, 2011, Erondina Sampaio-SOL gave Chinmaya Dunster a gift
This pink ribbon is the symbol of friendship that transcends distance ...:) Kiss of the SOL
At 11:24pm on June 23, 2011, Erondina Sampaio-SOL said…
Chinmaya dear friend...
The Planet need of the people as you to change the life of very...
Kiss from SOL
At 8:11am on June 7, 2011, Béatrice LATEUR LACROIX said…

Welcome to this site, Dunster !

It's a great pleasure for me to be able to tell you how your music is a real treasure for me (and plenty of other peacmakers on thjis site).


For plenty of human Beings (and animals), music is the language of the Heart.

Thanks +++ for sharing so gently.

Love and Peace for you and all Beings

At 1:07pm on May 28, 2011, Florence Hutchison said…
a  flower for a  warm welcome!
At 1:06pm on May 28, 2011, Florence Hutchison said…
At 1:05pm on May 28, 2011, Florence Hutchison said…

hello!  sûch  big  problem with my computer,sort of beug!? it's the thrid time i try to write this message i hope it'll  go on for sure  now

I'm very happy to  find  a  new member as  you here I'm touched  from your life experience and love  for India because i had a british father( scotish one)

I found in love  for India while he was a  young captain  of an indian troup   fighting agains  japoneses  When he  was retreated  he  went many time there  and India  became his  land of heart Had so many  friends  there , learnt ourdou to  help  young   muslim girls to get education going to school and  helped in many ways even  for economy and added  many  years until  his  dead  through NGO " Aide  et Actiôn "  Myself i  have good friends  in India and i  share with them on FB Hope  we  could be friend and learn  so much from  you I already sent you an invitation and i just shared video from  your personnal link to let my  friends on FB   have the knowledge of  who you are and   waht you do so beautiful in India    Welcome!  florence

At 12:47pm on May 28, 2011, Florence Hutchison gave Chinmaya Dunster a gift
WILCOME HERE! It's a pleasure to have you here! i 'll write you straight on a message
At 7:56pm on May 25, 2011, Konny Ransbach said…
Hello Chinmaya, WELCOME ... nice to meet you again at this site...Love and Peace

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