Life-giver and soul of Indian music: The Tambura (tanpura) according to T.M. Krishna

In his recent book, A Southern Music: The Karnatik Story, T.M. Krishna reflects on those misconceptions and stereotypes that stand in the way of truly appreciating South Indian music. He reiterates the unique role played by the (acoustic) tambura / tanpura which is all too rarely heard ‘live’ in Indian concerts today.   For this eminent singer “it […]

The idea of singing birds: A tribute to a vital artistic tradition – Book Review

A Southern music: The Karnatik story By T.M. Krishna, HarperCollins, Rs 699 | Read the full review here >> If a successful and busy Karnatic singer takes time off in order to write reflections on South Indian or “Karnatic” music, the book release function is bound to be met with considerable interest. […] He pays tribute to the tambura (the tanpura) as […]

Reviews – Raga Dhana: An Alpha-Numerical Directory of Ragas

by Ludwig Pesch “An easy to use reference book for concert, music class and and home” [about the first edition] – Indian Express, Chennai, 29 August 1986 “A neat compilation … ragas mainly used on concert platforms … highly useful as a reference book for listeners in concerts and to students for use in the […]