Indian Music : A personal selection of images
" Naadha loludai bramhanandha mandhave o manasa ... "
attain supreme happiness through the love of music, o mind of mine....
Please click on the names for the corresponding pictures
The late Dr. M. L. Vasanthakumari : a gifted Vocalist, intellectual.
Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao : Film music, theatrical renderings, noted for his rendition of traditional poetry.
Ganakaladhara Madurai Mani Iyer : probably the most creative vocalist of Indian music this century.
M. D. Ramanathan : Vocalist
Pandit Ravi Shankar : Sitarist, famed interpreter of Indian music in the west.
Dr. Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna : The enfant terrible of south Indian music. Eminent vocalist, also plays Viola and mridangam. Noted for compositions in rare ragas, and experimentations with music-therapy, lyrics using swaraksharas.
Veena S. Balachander :
The celebrated king of controversy in south Indian Music. Much talked
about regarding his stand in the Swathi Tirunal Debate. Click here for a letter he published in the Indian Express targeting the "perpetrators" of Swathi Tirunal.
Sangeetha Kalanidhi M.S. Subbulakshmi : Vocalist
Ustad Alla Rakha : Percussionist, Tabla.
Ustad Zakir Hussain : Percussionist, Tabla. A master entertainer. The son of Alla Rakha.
Sangeetha Kalanidhi T. V. Sankaranarayanan : Vocalist, nephew of the great Madurai Mani Iyer.
Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe : Vocalist.
Other Sites of interest:
Indian Music Home Page
Texas A&M Carnatic Music Home Page
A homing device:
M. Ramakanth <firstname.lastname@example.org>