The Jamun: a space to leave your mark
The Jamun is a spacious house set in a quiet, green lane of suburban Bangalore with easy access to the city. It draws its name from one of the many fruit and flower trees that surround it. The fruit of the jamun tree is a deep, rich purple and leaves a distinctive mark as writers, artists and creative people do with their work.

It is available for short stays, longer term residency periods for artists, writers and scholars and for short duration workshops and skill development programs.
The Jamun
521, 2nd Main, 3rd Block
RMV Extension 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560 094
E : office@thejamun.com
T : +91 80 2351 6403     M : +91 990090 4344
Office Timings : 10 am - 1 pm

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The Jamun: a space to leave your mark
The Jamun has four large bedrooms, a semi-detached studio space, an open terrace, a garden and a covered patio.

Our common spaces include a living area, dining room, breakfast nook, a library with a work station and a terrace on the upper floor. The Jamun also has a well-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Tea and coffee makers are available 24 hours in the common areas on each floor.

Residential rooms are named for the flowers that fill the garden with their fragrance through the year. All our rooms have en suite bathrooms, they are air-conditioned, with televisions and WiFi access.

Chameli: A large room on the upper floor with direct access to the studio space.

Parijat: A large room on the upper floor with a private terrace.

Mogra: A smaller room on the ground floor overlooking the garden.

Raatrani: A larger room on the ground floor opening out onto the covered patio.

Champa: A bright, semi-detached studio, with an attached toilet, can be rented separately for activities and sustained work. Alternatively, artists and writers in residence can avail of the studio for a nominal extra charge. Champa is equipped with a basic work table and some storage shelves. An easel can be provided on request.
The Jamun offers negotiable rates for longer stays and residency periods. We are also open to adjustable room rents against skill shares and workshops.
The Jamun: a space to leave your mark
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  3. Subhash for facilities and assistance
  4. Ramaswamy for technical assistance and maintenance
  5. Sarojamma for housekeeping matters
The Jamun: a space to leave your mark

15 February 2020

Toto Funds the Arts held its annual award function 2020 at Alliance Francaise, Bangalore. The Award for 'Creative Writing in English' given to Noor Niamat Singh was supported by The Jamun.
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29 November 2019

Lekhana 2019
'Listen to Me' - Indira Chandrasekhar in conversation with Shashi Deshpande

2 November 2019 - 30 January 2020

Sangam House Writers Residency Program - Season 12
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21 September 2019

Painted Delight: Introduction to Indian Miniature Painting A talk by Prof. Suresh Chabria
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11 September 2019

Daniil Kharm's quirky stories 'Mondays are best for flying out of windows'
presented by Perch was brought to The Jamun. The play is directed by Rajiv Krishnan.
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2, 3 and 4 August 2019

'Reading Mahabharata'
Reading 'Mahabharata' at The Jamun with Arshia Sattar

20 - 29 July 2019

The Yali Translation Residential workshop
The Yali Translation Residential workshop was held at The Jamun

13 - 14 July 2019

Transactional Analysis workshop
Transactional Analysis workshop was conducted by Sailaja Manacha at The Jamun.

18 January 2019

Toto Funds the Arts
Toto Funds the Arts held its annual award function 2019 at Alliance Francaise, Bangalore. The Award for 'Creative Writing in English' given to Shreya Ila Anasuya was supported by The Jamun.

4 January - 29 March 2019

Sangam House Writers Residency Program

5 - 7 October 2018

Everyone in India has some idea of the Ramayana, we all claim to know it, we have strong opinions about it though few of us have actually read it. Moreover, most of us have little or no familiarity with the first Ramayana, the one composed by Valmiki in Sanskrit. This story forms the basis for the Ramayanas that we know, the ones closest to us, usually from our mother tongues and our grandmothers' tales.

The weekend offered a chance to read the Valmiki Ramayana in translation and get to know it in an intimate environment of conversation and guided discussion.
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20 July 2018

The Jamun hosted 'No Rest in the Kingdom'
- devised, physical theatre performance, written, directed and performed by Deepika Arwind and presented by Sandbox Collective.

14 - 24 June 2018

The Yali Translation Residential Workshop by Sangam House was held at The Jamun.

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Pratham Books held their following meetings at The Jamun.

20 May 2018 - Illustrators Meet
26 April 2018 - Off site Meet
22 March 2018 - Editors Meet

17 February 2018

Award-winning Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o at the Jamun.

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28-29 October, 2017/ 23-24 September, 2017/ 19-20 May, 2017

Transactional Analysis Workshop was conducted by Sailaja Manacha of Physis at The Jamun.

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21 July 2017

''Come Unreserved'' at the Jamun.

Come Unreserved - An evening of poetry, songs and music in support of UR/ Unreserved, a theatre based project searching for conversations and silences around identity.


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30 May 2017

A talk by Vijay Prashad, on 'The Futures of the Indian Left' at the Jamun.

Vijay Prashad is the Professor of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History. He is the author of 20 books and writes regularly for Frontline, The Hindu, Alternet and BirGun and is a contributing editor for Himal Southasian.

26 - 29 April 2017

The Jamun's partnership with Lekhana 2017.

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25 January 2017

A poetry performance by Swiss author Michael Fehr at The Jamun in partnership with Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council.


10 December 2016

The Jamun held an 'Introduction to Performance Workshop by Meredith Starkman' for children aged between 8 and 14 years.

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3rd - 4th December 2016

The Jamun presented Music Workshop by
Shubha Mudgal & Aneesh Pradhan

Theme - Seasonal song forms from North India

Seasons have greatly influenced Indian culture and it is therefore not surprising that various musical traditions in the country have for centuries exhibited creative endeavours that have been inspired by the seasonal cycle.

In this workshop. Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan discussed the seasonal cycle as reflected in the music from the Gangetic plains and the manner in which this has been incorporated into Hindustani music, the art or classical music of North India.

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23 September 2016

'Some Pages Are Missing: Performances from the Archives,' was made possible through a collaboration between Staging Our Histories, the Srishti Institute's School of New Humanities and Design and The Jamun. The intimate space provided the perfect backdrop to three very different explorations of archives, memory, narrative and voice through performance.


19 August 2016

Sunil Shanbag's 'Blank Page' - an interpretation of contemporary Indian Poetry through theatre, music and movement was performed at The Jamun in collaboration with Sandbox Collective.

'Blank Page' is a celebration of the spoken word through 55 minutes of theatre, music and movement. Poems written in English, Hindi, Marathi and Kashmiri by some of India's finest contemporary poets were interpreted by a group of multi-talented performers. 'Blank Page' explores themes such as conflicted relationships, political resistance, identity and the intense act of writing itself.

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23 - 24 July 2016

Toto Funds the Arts held a workshop on 'Words in Music' for aspiring songwriters, lyricists and composers facilitated by Namit Das and Anurag Shanker.


23 April 2016

Serial Table Society
"One evening, twelve strangers, a good meal with a suitable drink.
Everyone who enters the dining space is a welcomed guest who gets introduced to a group of complete strangers. No one has ever met any of the others – an instant link that connects all of the dining guests right away." - Laura Klatt

Each Serial Supper Club is made up of guests who have never encountered each other before that night. The Serial Table Society is a project initiated by the Institut für Alles Mögliche and the artist collective Mixed Pickles.

8 - 10 January 2016

The Jamun's partnership with Lekhana 2016 - a Literary Weekend

http://www.sangamhouse.org/lekhana-a-literary-weekend-8-9-10-january-2016 /

11 - 13 December 2015

Sangam House in-residence workshop to translate the works of American poet Neal Hall into Kannada with translators O L Nagabhushanaswamy, Vanamala Vishwanatha and Bageshree Subbanna.


23 - 30 November 2015

Experimenta, the international festival celebrating experimental film and moving image art in India.


1 August 2015

Jacaranda Literary Agency's Writers’ Workshop with Krishna Udayasankar.


4 - 5 July 2015

Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) held The Quickening Pulse 2, a follow-up workshop on short fiction writing with Sampurna Chattarji, a poet, novelist and translator.


The Jamun: a space to leave your mark

28-29 October, 2017

The workshop I did was on Transactional Analysis for personal growth and development. It is a course in psychology for everyone and anyone as its tools are relevant and valuable for anyone be they homemaker, a professional or a student.
My courses of this nature are run in small group with lots of intimate and personal sharing and stories. A place like The Jamun gives me an intimate, safe space and a space that is personal and comfortable….. Where one feels at home and people find it easy to drop their defences, get comfortable. The birds, the greenery outside and the serenity that Jamum offers is ideal for this kind of personal unravelling that participants need. The staff are caring and supportive while fully attending to the needs of the group. I love the hospitality, ambience and the food which are of a high standard.
- Sailaja Manacha, Leadership Coach-Psychotherapist-Facilitator

11 - 13 December, 2015

In December 2015, Sangam House had the occasion to organise a closed workshop to translate the works of American poet Neal Hall into Kannada. The writer and the translators were to be in residence over a weekend to translate the poems. The end of the workshop was to be a public reading of the new works.
We chose The Jamun for this workshop for several reasons: excellent accommodation and work facilities, a helpful and responsive staff, a quiet atmosphere and peaceful surroundings, with easy access to other facilities such as food and beverage supplies, public transport and a local park.
We could not have chosen a better location - our poets and translators were free to work because they were well looked-after. They were able to show their work to a larger group at the end of workshop. And everyone left wanting to know when they would be invited back.
We look forward to doing more in-residence literary work at The Jamun.
-  Arshia Sattar, Co-founder and Co-director,
Sangam House International Writers' Residency Program

23 - 30 November, 2015

The Jamun is a beautiful home and a perfect space for any artist who wants to give herself time away from the chaos of real life. The rooms are incredibly comfortable and the hospitality, food and warmth of the staff will make you want to keep going back. The Experimenta guests were extremely pleased to soak in the relaxing Jamun experience after a hectic film festival day. We will definitely continue to partner with The Jamun on future projects.
-  Shai Heredia, Director, Experimenta India

1 August 2015

Jacaranda Literary Agency along with the wonderful Krishna Udayasankar held a workshop at The Jamun, targeting emerging authors.
The Jamun is a serene space to hold such workshops. Loads of room to sit, chat and work as breakaway groups. This is the perfect space for the arts.
I think this will be the first of many writing events that Jacaranda will hold here.
-  Jayapriya Vasudevan, Managing Partner,
Jacaranda Literary Agency

4 - 5 July, 2015

Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) held the Quickening Pulse 2, a follow-up workshop on short fiction writing.
Holding this workshop at The Jamun was a brilliant idea - which is a lovely space with beautiful surroundings. We hope to return again and do many more workshops at The Jamun.
-  Sarita Vellani, Managing Trustee, Toto Funds the Arts

1 - 13 May, 2015

A lot of times we need to move away from the busyness of the city to be able to work in peace. Personally I have always liked to work away from the city, at least the last leg of a production.
Jamun is unique - it is in the city and yet feels away from it. The moment you turn into the Jamun lane it feels like you've entered a time warp and you are swept away to another place - peaceful, quite and lush and automatically you start breathing deep. We had the most beautiful and productive time there. We even used the first floor balcony to do some yoga in the morning. The space is so thoughtfully put together that it would make anyone feel at home. The team that runs needs special mention, they can get anything done with zero fuss. We couldn't have asked for more. I would love to go back there sometime soon.
-  Vinod Ravindran, Actor and Director

The director and his team of actors stayed at The Jamun for about a week restructuring, rehearsing and re-imagining the show. The time spent away from the city in an arts friendly environment was invaluable.
Intense brain storming sessions followed by full day rehearsals in the beautiful and quiet environs with tasty, wholesome meals did wonders for the team and the play. Cheers and here's to many more collaborations in the coming years.
-  Nimi Ravindran and Shiva Pathak, Sandbox Collective