Profile of the late Fiddle Govindaswamy Pillai and articles on his associate Marungapuri Gopalakrishna Iyer and disciple Papa K. S. Venkataramiah. The package comes to you courtesy of Contributing Editor T. Sankaran
who knew all three personally and well. It is now a year since Dr. S. Ramanathan passed away. S. Ramanathan : A Life ofTotal Immersion (29-30) is a tribute to his memory. It is based on a chronicle of a day in his life written in Tamil by S. Kulandaiswamy.
Reports on Tyagaraja aradhana celebrations in several places find a special place in the News & Notes section this time (7-10). The reports are complemented by an article on Tyagaraja & Tamil (28). Also included are news articles on two All India music meets, the Sahitya Kala Parishads Yuva Mahotsava in Delhi and the Kala Mandir dance festival in Madras. There is too a report on a Dialogue between Critics and Dancers.
For dance enthusiasts, V.A.K. Ranga Rao is back with yet another instalment of Dance Is A Many Splendoured Thing But. . . and this time he takes a good look at the famous pada varnam in Sankarabharanam, Manavi chekonarada (31-32).