Unravelling Carnatic music

| Updated on: Dec 16, 2013
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“It is the greatest book on any subject I have read,” said Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen launching A Southern Music: The Karnatik Story , a book by T. M. Krishna, a renowned Carnatic vocalist.

Krishna, through the book, has made a complex subject very easy to read, he said. In his maiden book published by Harper Collins, Krishna begins exploration of the Carnatic tradition with a fundamental question: what is music? Krishna provides an easy overview of the South Indian classical music.

He examines a number of issues that Carnatic music must face: questions of gender and caste, the role of religion and lyrics inspired by devotional sentiments, the diaspora and its relationship to ‘classical’ music and technology.


Published on December 16, 2013

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