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This book looks at the life and music of Veena Dhanammal (1866-1938), considered the embodiment of 'classicism' in Karnatik music. It locates her art within the cultural, social and intellectual milieu she inhabited, allowing readers to track the changing musical landscape of southern India, as a process of urbanisation - beginning in the late nineteenth century - resulted in Karnatik music's movement from a ritual and courtly location to a modern, secular form of entertainment in the city space.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415446112
ISBN-10: 0415446112
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Routledge India
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lakshmi Subramanian

Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, India

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