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Music keeps him alive

Music keeps him alive

V Ramnarayan

“Look up the meaning of the Tyagaraja kriti Sangita gnanamu in the book there ,” the frail old man bundled up and blanketed in the chair in front of me said, a minute after I entered his bedroom in his nephew ...

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“Music transcends religion.”

“Music transcends religion.”

Shuchita Rao

Zia Fariduddin Dagar (1932-2013) Eminent Dhrupad exponent Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar passed away yesterday, 8 May. A member of the revered Dagar family of Dhrupad musicians, he taught at the Dhrupad Kendra, Bhopal, along with his elder brother, Usta ...

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Music and dance in Chalukya sculptures

Music and dance in Chalukya sculptures

Dr. Chithra Madhavan

The Chalukyas who ruled from the 6th to the 8th centuries AD were, like the Pallavas and the Pandyas of the Tamil country, great patrons of the fine arts, especially music and dance. At the same time, the Chalukya rulers were also interested in exper ...

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