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The Madras Quartet: Women in Karnatak Music
The Madras Quartet: Women in Karnatak Music
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A seminal and pioneering work delineating the struggles and triumphs of four contemporary women vocalists - M.S. Subbulakshmi, T. Brinda, D.K. Pattammal, and M.L. Vasanthakumari - belonging to the Karnatak music tradition. The book traces their careers not merely as consummate artistes with their own individual banis and genre music, but also as trailblazers who played a crucial role in the emancipation of women from a hidebound social set-up. The book highlights the tremendous influence of the Trinity of the 19th century in giving a new format to art music which helped - although only peripherally - to accommodate women in it. The daughters and granddaughters of the early pioneers were to carry forward the struggle to establish themselves to par with their male counterparts.

About the Author

Indira Menon was born in Madras and grew up in a musical environment. She received her initial training in Karnatak music from the renowned vocalist T. Brinda and advanced training from the vidwans of the Karnataka Sangeetha Sabha, Delhi. Besides her deep involvement with Karnatak music, she has a wide range of interests which include Hindustani and Western music, art and architecture. She has published articles and book reviews on art and music. An Economics graduate from Delhi University, Indira is fluent in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English, and conversant with Sanskrit and Telugu.

 

CONTENTS

 

  Acknowledgements 6
  Preface 7
THE BEGINNINGS 11
  The Bhakti Movement, 11; The Early Composers, 16; Royal Patrons, 18; The Trinity, 22  
THE TRANSITION. KAMAKSHI AMMAL 1810-1890 31
  A Tale of Two Cities, 34; The Devadasi System, 39; The Anti-Nautch Movement, 45 31
THE PIONEER WOMEN MUSICIANS 1900-1930  
  Veena Dhanam and Her Contemporaries, 55; Dhanakoti Ammal, 67; Bangalore Nagaratnammal, 69 51
THE MODERN AGE: TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURAL CHANGE 73
  The Gramophone, 73; The Radio, 81; The Cinema, 84; Voice Culture and the Microphone, 85; From Prince to Populace, 89; Gurukula in Eclipse, 99; The Social Roots of Karnatak Music, 101; The Trend-Setters and the GNB Phenomenon, 107  
THE STRUCTURE OF KARNATAK MUSIC 111
THE MADRAS QUARTET 121
  Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi, 123; Tanjore Brinda, 143; Damal Krishnaswamy Pattammal, 157; Madras Lalithangi Vasanthakumari, 167  
Appendices 173
Glosary 181
Bibliography 186

 

The Madras Quartet: Women in Karnatak Music

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2005
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8174360786
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188 (B & W Illus: 8)
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From the Jacket:

A seminal and pioneering work delineating the struggles and triumphs of four contemporary women vocalists - M.S. Subbulakshmi, T. Brinda, D.K. Pattammal, and M.L. Vasanthakumari - belonging to the Karnatak music tradition. The book traces their careers not merely as consummate artistes with their own individual banis and genre music, but also as trailblazers who played a crucial role in the emancipation of women from a hidebound social set-up. The book highlights the tremendous influence of the Trinity of the 19th century in giving a new format to art music which helped - although only peripherally - to accommodate women in it. The daughters and granddaughters of the early pioneers were to carry forward the struggle to establish themselves to par with their male counterparts.

About the Author

Indira Menon was born in Madras and grew up in a musical environment. She received her initial training in Karnatak music from the renowned vocalist T. Brinda and advanced training from the vidwans of the Karnataka Sangeetha Sabha, Delhi. Besides her deep involvement with Karnatak music, she has a wide range of interests which include Hindustani and Western music, art and architecture. She has published articles and book reviews on art and music. An Economics graduate from Delhi University, Indira is fluent in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English, and conversant with Sanskrit and Telugu.

 

CONTENTS

 

  Acknowledgements 6
  Preface 7
THE BEGINNINGS 11
  The Bhakti Movement, 11; The Early Composers, 16; Royal Patrons, 18; The Trinity, 22  
THE TRANSITION. KAMAKSHI AMMAL 1810-1890 31
  A Tale of Two Cities, 34; The Devadasi System, 39; The Anti-Nautch Movement, 45 31
THE PIONEER WOMEN MUSICIANS 1900-1930  
  Veena Dhanam and Her Contemporaries, 55; Dhanakoti Ammal, 67; Bangalore Nagaratnammal, 69 51
THE MODERN AGE: TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURAL CHANGE 73
  The Gramophone, 73; The Radio, 81; The Cinema, 84; Voice Culture and the Microphone, 85; From Prince to Populace, 89; Gurukula in Eclipse, 99; The Social Roots of Karnatak Music, 101; The Trend-Setters and the GNB Phenomenon, 107  
THE STRUCTURE OF KARNATAK MUSIC 111
THE MADRAS QUARTET 121
  Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi, 123; Tanjore Brinda, 143; Damal Krishnaswamy Pattammal, 157; Madras Lalithangi Vasanthakumari, 167  
Appendices 173
Glosary 181
Bibliography 186

 

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