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Search a reservoir of Indian theses: Shodhganga, “a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses – Open access Read More »

Martin Spaink (Amsterdam) has earned a name for himself as a leading tanpura expert. Read more on the finer points of tanpura playing, stringing, tuning, maintenance, restoration and playing techniques: fine-tuning of a tanpura Debate on “Meta Tuning Of Tanpura“ e-mail: martinspaink@yahoo.com

Aparna Karthikeyan, The Hindu, April 11, 2015 | To read the full story and view more photographs, click here >>  It takes many days to make a block of wood sing. And it takes exceptionally talented craftsmen to do it. The four …

Nagasvaram (nadaswaram): The “auspicious” wind instrument without which no festive occasion is ever complete Read More »

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 …

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

Ranjani Govind, The Hindu, Bangalore, April 26, 2011 The four strings of the tambura that provide sruthi or the basic swara (pitch) for musicians are considered the life force for any melodic exercise. Fixed in jack wood to enhance the naada, …

“Only a tambura can bring in a tranquil aura”: Musicians comment on the convenience and compromise of digital tanpura Read More »

N. Manu Chakravarthy, The Hindu,  September 22, 2011 It [2011] is the centenary year of the legendary Jaipur-Atrauli musician Mallikarjun Mansur. Unravelling the individual genius of the maestro is also the study of a living tradition It is not easy to …

Tambura / Tanpura “tree of enlightenment” for Mallikarjun Mansur Read More »

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