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The Genesis of Sanskrit Theatre – Part I

The Genesis of Sanskrit Theatre – Part I

Dating back to the pre-Buddha period and evolved through the Vedic times, the Sanskrit theatre was influenced by various philosophers and scholars. The art form was then redefined by Bharata’s Natyasastra.

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Bhakti and Evolution of Music (Part II)

Bhakti and Evolution of Music (Part II)

Marking the death anniversary of the saint-composer , the acclaimed Thyagaraja Aradhana is being held today at Thiruvayyaru. From the bhakti poets of the eighth century to the trinity that includes Thyagaraja, Indian music advanced through devotion. This was induced by ragas that are unique to the subcontinent’s music system. All the ancient books right...

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Bhakti And Evolution of Music (Part 1)

Bhakti And Evolution of Music (Part 1)

Music was a means of worshipping God across civilisations. While renaissance helped western music grow three-dimensionally, Indian music retained its mono-dimensional quality and became the pinnacle of melody.    A few years ago, the Indian music scenario witnessed unprecedented protests and condemnations in connection with a few events. Illustrious musicians like Pt. Hariprasad Chourasia, Umayalpuram Sivaraman,...

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Melattur: Tale of Two Lands

Melattur: Tale of Two Lands

Two stalwart performing artistes in south India died in mid-October. A peek at Shobha Naidu and S Natarajan alongside the link between Kuchipudi and Bhagavatha Mela