‘Voice of a generation’ (Part 5)

Chapter 2 (Continued) The Sanketi origin  Ranjani Govind Photos by Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth The Mysore link….. The reason for music being integral to everyone then was the presence of the Royal Court in Mysore as a great patron of fine arts. As the rulers...

‘Voice of a generation’ (Part 4)

Chapter 2 The Sanketi origin Ranjani Govind Photos by Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth R.K. Srikantan belongs to a community called Sanketi in Karnataka. Known for the community’s role in serving the cause of music and fine arts for hundreds of years, Sanketis in the State...

‘Voice of a generation’ (Part 3)

Chapter 1 (contd) Luminaries of Rudrapatna Ranjani Govind  Photos by Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth Rudrapatna, the small village on the banks of the river Kaveri (Hassan district) in Karnataka is known for its rich musical heritage. It was known to be an abode of Veda,...

‘Voice of a generation’ (Part 2)

Chapter 1 (contd) Rudrapatna - Karnataka’s green and music belt Ranjani Govind  Photos by Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth The scene now... Well, what remains now? Do these practitioners continue with their assigned tasks or have they forayed into greener professions that...

‘Voice of a generation’ – (Part 1)

Chapter 1 Rudrapatna - Karnataka’s green and music belt Ranjani Govind  Photos by Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth This is the land of Cauvery, the river flowing in a copious stream, melodious in its rhythm, the waves gently sluicing on to the lush green shores, the...

Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer (Part 2)

From “Murali Vani”, Sri B V K Sastry Felicitation Volume In Palani and its surrounding areas, his voice and music became before long an attraction for the people, and he was repeatedly asked to give performances: his schooling in laya was possibly achieved in this...