Select online Sanskrit and Tamil dictionaries

List of dictionary pages included in the above search: https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/fabricius/https://www.tamildict.com/https://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.dehttps://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/apte/https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/mcalpin/https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/tamil-lex/https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/winslow/https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/kadirvelu/

Up-to-date information: Composers, musicians, scholars, publications and special events

Custom search – press and websites For up-to-date information from several leading periodicals and other websites, simply type one or several keywords such as a personal name or institution you want to learn more about, e.g. “carnatic”, “karnatak composer”, “hindustani musician”, “ragamalika”); optionally add a city or state (e.g. “Madurai singer”, “Karnataka violinist”, “Trivandrum music festival”, “Chennai music season”): […]

Video | “There is more than one form of being a devadasi”: The complex world of India’s devadasis – Interview with filmmaker (Lady) Beeban Kidron

Interview with filmmaker Beeban Kidron, plus exclusive clips from her new film. Sex, Death and the Gods explores the complex world of India’s devadasi, girls devoted to a goddess and then sold for sex at puberty | Lindsay Poulton and Joanna Moorhead, theguardian.com, 21 January 2011 >> Documentary maker Beeban Kidron (4:49): “They [the devadasis themselves] […]

Open access version (text and audio files): The goddess Māriyammaṉ in music and in sociology of religion

The Goddess Mariyamman in Music and in Sociology of Religion by Pia Srinivasan Buonomo & S. A. Srinivasan (German) >> Listen to the four recordings here; and download the audio and text files onhttps://archive.org/details/mariyamman-in-music >>

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

e.g. search for “Shodhganga Carnatic music”, “Shodhganga veena”, “Shodhganga bamboo flute”, “Shodhganga Indian music education”, “Shodhganga music bani”, “Shodhganga percussion instrument” in the search field below: (function() { var cx = ‘013915946162963447659:xixt7rkiu4o’; var gcse = document.createElement(‘script’); gcse.type = ‘text/javascript’; gcse.async = true; gcse.src = ‘https://cse.google.com/cse.js?cx=’ + cx; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(gcse, s); })(); Track […]

Website Recommendations – Music Research Library

Source: Music Research Newsletter – 44 5 November 2018 Contact Us: Arati Rao, Vidya Jayaraman and N. Ramanathan email: mrlibrary.adm@gmail.com SHAMSA Database Link: goo.gl/o8rwBx Category: Sources of Research Brief: The following is a database uploaded by the scholar Katherine Butler Schofield to the website www.academia.edu, which gives many sources useful for research in Music and Dance in South Asia. […]

Tip | Online research library: Musicresearchlibrary.net

Merger of websites: The two sites www.musicresearch.in and www.musicresearchlibrary.net have now merged! We have closed www.musicresearch.in and moved its contents to www.musicresearchlibrary.net. In the ‘musicresearchlibrary.net’ site, a menu ‘musicresearch.in‘ has been created which will house some of the earlier contributions of senior scholars. Please like and follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Musicresearchlibraryadmin/ for latest news and updates. […]

New online tool that will turn written konnakkol into audio

Courtesy: email by online tool-developer Arthur Carabott (UK), 18 March 2017 Generally the rules are: – for any syllable there must be at least one consonant followed by at least one vowel – Any brackets must match, so if you have three opening { you must have three closing } Input and feedback very welcome! http://arthurcarabott.com/konnakkol/

Unity in Diversity, Antiquity in Contemporary Practice? South Indian Music Reconsidered

“Unity in Diversity, Antiquity in Contemporary Practice? South Indian Music Reconsidered” by Ludwig Pesch (Amsterdam) in Music – Politics – Identity published by Goettingen University Music always mirrors and acts as a focal point for social paradigms and discourses surrounding political and national identity. The essays in this volume combine contributions on historical and present-day questions […]

A storm of songs: India and the idea of the bhakti movement

by John Stratton Hawley Interview in The Hindu (January 10, 2016): “A Storm of Songs examines how devotional songs such as padams mingled with the abhangs, how the Dalit narrative and Sufi music found an outlet in creating the network called the Bhakti movement. In a conversation, he maps the mystical journey which knits India.” http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/bhakti-challenges-communal-religion/article8086253.ece “In this comprehensive […]