Korla Pandit was a musical prodigy who had his own TV show in the 1950s. He claimed to be from New Delhi, India and shaped Americans' ideas about Indian music, but he actually grew up in Columbia, Missouri, with black parents.
A new documentary, Korla, tells his story (there's a free screening at the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia on Tuesday, September 29). We invite the author of a recent New Republic article about Pandit to discuss his fascinating life.
- Liesl Bradner, freelance journalist