India Performing Arts Society of Central Ohio


by Chitra Srikrishna "Siddheshwari Devi, the doyen of Hindustani music is sitting on a chair, with a japa mala in her hand. Seated in front of her, are M.S.Subbulakshmi and her daughter Radha Viswanathan."...   Read More »


South India comprises a geographical area as large as that of Western Europe where four major languages (Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam) are spoken. Although there are two metropolises (Madras, now known...   Read More »


Although there are a great many well known composers of Carnatic music, it is customary to think of them as being pre and post “Trinity” which is the term by which Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama...   Read More »

Sangeetha Kalanidhi

List of Sangeetha Kalanidhis "Sangeetha Kalanidhi" - The highest award in Carnatic Music The Music Academy, which is one of the most prestigious institutions in the field of Carnatic Music, is located in...   Read More »

Muthuswamy Dikshitar

Dikshitar's songs bring in a mood of meditative devotion of sublime nature which transcends words and feelings. Dikshitar was probably the most complete classical composer and one of the most versatile men...   Read More »


This article appeared in the May 1999 issue of Keertana, the newsletter of the Carnatic Music Circle Melbourne. It has since been reprinted in other Indian publications. As a Westerner interested in...   Read More »


Violin In South Indian music, the violin can function as either the lead voice or as an accompaniment. It is identical in construction to the western violin, however it is tuned in two ascending sets of...   Read More »

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