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MS - A Life in Music
MS - A Life in Music
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From the Jacket:

For MS Music was a therapy of the soul. In music, she found strength, solace and stimulation. By giving her music everything she had, she received in return a blissfulness nothing else could give her.

To know how music transcends all barriers, all one has to do is to listen to M.S. Subbulakshmi sing. Her mellifluous voice, her phenomenal range, her command over the nuances of classical music, her exquisite diction and above all, her emotional and aesthetic appeal have held audiences worldwide spellbound. Her long and fascinating odyssey began in the South Indian temple town of Madurai and took her to various places including Madras, New York and London. Her music has attained universal dimensions. She has achieved icon status in the pantheon of Indian classical music, especially on the basis of her concerts for charitable causes. If her repertoire is legendary, so is her humility, despite having won the Magsaysay Award (1974) and the Bharat Ratna (1998).

This authoritative biography unravels the saga of one of India's most revered and respected musicians, whose name has became synonymous with Bhakti (devotion).

While narrating the fascinating story of MS, the author brings into sharp focus on entire gamut of related events, both historical and contemporary. For instance: how the arts in general and Carnatic music in particular developed over the centuries; the significance of the radio and gramophone records in shaping the careers of several musicians; the role of Tamil cinema in popularizing classical music; the impact of the freedom struggle and subsequent independence on MS' career and profession; the role of her husband (T. Sadasivam) in deciding her life pattern; the interaction between Ms and the North Indian ustads; and the current trends in 'experimental' music and their possible detrimental effect on the purity of Carnatic music.

About the Author:

T.J.S. George, who began his career in Bombay's Free Press Journal, has now achieved distinction internationally as a professional author and biographer. His study of Krishna Menon (Jonathan Cape, 1964) and of autocracy in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore (Andre Deutsch, 1973) remain the standard works on these controversial subjects. His account of The Life & Times of Nargis (HarperCollins, 1994) is, in effect, a microcosm of the Hindi film industry. Two of his other noteworthy books are The Enquire Dictionary: Ideas, Issues, Innovations (1998) and The Enquire Dictionary of Quotations (2001), both published by HarperCollins. He is the founder-editor of Asiaweek (Hongkong) and is also actively involved as a journalist in The New Indian Express.

T.J.S. George presently lives in Bangalore.

 

CONTENTS

 

Endaro Mahaanubhaavulu 9
1. M for history, S for art 13
2. Innovations and Idiosyncrasies 35
3. Saraswati's daughters 57
4. Family, caste and gender 77
5. The man in her life 99
6. Into film land 117
7. The comfort of conformism 143
8. Out of film land 161
9. Suswaralakshmi Subbulakshmi 181
10. Bhakti as ideology 201
11. The garden party years 219

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MS - A Life in Music

Item Code:
IDE611
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2007
ISBN:
9788172237080
Language:
English
Size:
8.5" X 5.5"
Pages:
303 (Color Illus: 11, B & W Illus: 25)
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weight of book 306 gms
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From the Jacket:

For MS Music was a therapy of the soul. In music, she found strength, solace and stimulation. By giving her music everything she had, she received in return a blissfulness nothing else could give her.

To know how music transcends all barriers, all one has to do is to listen to M.S. Subbulakshmi sing. Her mellifluous voice, her phenomenal range, her command over the nuances of classical music, her exquisite diction and above all, her emotional and aesthetic appeal have held audiences worldwide spellbound. Her long and fascinating odyssey began in the South Indian temple town of Madurai and took her to various places including Madras, New York and London. Her music has attained universal dimensions. She has achieved icon status in the pantheon of Indian classical music, especially on the basis of her concerts for charitable causes. If her repertoire is legendary, so is her humility, despite having won the Magsaysay Award (1974) and the Bharat Ratna (1998).

This authoritative biography unravels the saga of one of India's most revered and respected musicians, whose name has became synonymous with Bhakti (devotion).

While narrating the fascinating story of MS, the author brings into sharp focus on entire gamut of related events, both historical and contemporary. For instance: how the arts in general and Carnatic music in particular developed over the centuries; the significance of the radio and gramophone records in shaping the careers of several musicians; the role of Tamil cinema in popularizing classical music; the impact of the freedom struggle and subsequent independence on MS' career and profession; the role of her husband (T. Sadasivam) in deciding her life pattern; the interaction between Ms and the North Indian ustads; and the current trends in 'experimental' music and their possible detrimental effect on the purity of Carnatic music.

About the Author:

T.J.S. George, who began his career in Bombay's Free Press Journal, has now achieved distinction internationally as a professional author and biographer. His study of Krishna Menon (Jonathan Cape, 1964) and of autocracy in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore (Andre Deutsch, 1973) remain the standard works on these controversial subjects. His account of The Life & Times of Nargis (HarperCollins, 1994) is, in effect, a microcosm of the Hindi film industry. Two of his other noteworthy books are The Enquire Dictionary: Ideas, Issues, Innovations (1998) and The Enquire Dictionary of Quotations (2001), both published by HarperCollins. He is the founder-editor of Asiaweek (Hongkong) and is also actively involved as a journalist in The New Indian Express.

T.J.S. George presently lives in Bangalore.

 

CONTENTS

 

Endaro Mahaanubhaavulu 9
1. M for history, S for art 13
2. Innovations and Idiosyncrasies 35
3. Saraswati's daughters 57
4. Family, caste and gender 77
5. The man in her life 99
6. Into film land 117
7. The comfort of conformism 143
8. Out of film land 161
9. Suswaralakshmi Subbulakshmi 181
10. Bhakti as ideology 201
11. The garden party years 219

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