Peripheral Laments is a collaborative music project with guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Fergus MacDonald (aka Hank Tree).  Musically and poetically, the project bounds across different musical styles, forms and rhythms. Arun’s lyrical contributions and compositions draw on Vedic texts, Hindu legends, the poetry of Tagore, and feature spoken word reflections as well as field recordings made during trips to the state of Punjab, Northern India, and also in various parts of Scotland. Both thematically and musically, the project seeks to displace familiar cultural markers of traditions, using sound, spoken-word and a va-riety of instrumentation to blur the boundaries between folk, ‘world music’, indie, traditional, and spoken word.  An album is currently in production and forthcoming in 2023.