‘Voice of a generation’ (Part 7)

Chapter 4 The birth of the star at Rudrapatna Ranjani Govind Photos by Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth This house - in one of the four main streets at Brahmanara Beedi of Rudrapatna, (those were the days when streets were divided based on caste) - though seemed just as...

‘Voice of a generation’ (Part 6)

Chapter 3 Kaveri (Cauvery) as a life force for Sanketis Ranjani Govind Photos by Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth For the Telugu musical saint Bhadrachala Ramadas who sang ‘Adigo bhadradri, goutami idigo choodandi’ it must have been an inspiration as he reflected on the...

‘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...