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COVER STORY - A southern seat of Hindustani music by GOWRI RAMNARAYAN
A sleepy town in north Karnataka, Dharwar flowered quite suddenly in the twentieth century into a prominent centre for Hindustani music, a departure from the 1880s when the region boasted Carnatic musicians of merely local fame.
The formation of the Bombay Presidency by the British meant the merger of a part of Karnataka, north of Tungabhadra, with Maharashtra. This sparked a dynamic interaction between people of different language groups,, more ...
CENTENARY FEATURE - A true sangeetagna by NANDINI RAMANI
As I stand in front of the sanctum sanctorum of the Lord of the Universe, at the Brihadeeswara temple, Kittappa Pillai’s words “Neenga poyi Avarai paarthuttu vaanga” (Go have darsan of Him and come) ring in my ears. Those were probably the last words the great natyacharya uttered before he slipped into his final moments before joining his illustrious ancestors – the Tanjavur Quartet on the following day – 30 October 1999.
I was fortunate to, more ...
TRIBUTES - A cerebral musician by N. RAMANATHAN
In December 1968, during the annual conference of the Music Academy, Madras, M.R. Gautam, Reader and Head, Department of Vocal Music, Banaras Hindu University, delivered an illustrated talk on the subject of ‘Gharanas in Hindustani Music’. I was just about to complete an under-graduate course in Carnatic music and frantically looking for universities in the north that would offer a post-graduate course, as there were none in the south then. I, more ...
Painting Of The Music TRINITY BY S.Rajam ($.5.00 Outside India)
Namagiripettai K. Krishnan ($.5.00 Outside India)
Sangeeta Sthalams : A Tiruvarur Diary ($.5.00 Outside India)
Carnatic Music During 1983-1993 (Part Iv) ($.5.00 Outside India)