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Pictures Of Melody

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M.S.Subbulakshmi

She was the musician with a golden voice and a golden heart. "Ï would rather hear Subbulakshmi speak the bhajan than anyone else sing it." That was Mahatma Gandhi expressing his desire to hear his favourite bhajan through the voice of Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi or M.S. as she was popularly known. Cutting across boundaries, her [...]

எம் எஸ் சுப்புலட்சுமி

She was the musician with a golden voice and a golden heart. "Ï would rather hear Subbulakshmi speak the bhajan than anyone else sing it." That was Mahatma Gandhi expressing his desire to hear his favourite bhajan through the voice of Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi or M.S. as she was popularly known. Cutting across boundaries, her [...]

G.N.Balasubramaniam

G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB), the prince charming of Carnatic music, took the Carnatic world by storm in the 1930s. He had a voice that brought to mind the timbre and sheen of silvery bells. The hallmark of his music was fast-paced phrases that he rolled out with remarkable clarity. Adding glitter to the sheen of GNB's [...]

Madurai Mani Iyer

Almost everybody loved Madurai Mani Iyer's music. There was an infectious spirit to the notes that he sang. It had the rickshaw puller jig, the Englishman waltz and the Carnatic lover sway. The man himself was gentleness personified. He sung neither a harsh note nor spoke a harsh word. If this was endearing in itself, [...]

T.Brinda

She was a legend in her lifetime. She is a legend even today. Tanjavur Brinda stood for uncompromising classicism in music even as she did for a woman's right to pursue the art. Her life as a musician happened on the cusp between the age of traditionalism and the advent of modernity. She declared, "The [...]

Maharaja Swati Tirunal

"The death of the Rajah of Travancore has excited far more, both attention and regret, than usually follows the decease of a native prince. Both intellectually and morally, he was indeed far beyond his country and equals in rank, in both respects he might have taken a high place among the most enlightened of European [...]

Alathur Brothers

This is the story of two brilliant sons of Carnatic music. One was from Alathur, the other from Angarai. The story of the brothers is as fascinating as the brilliance of their music. For one, the legendary brothers who set new standards in duet singing were not consanguineous siblings. The two were from different families, [...]

6 book pack

Pictures of Melody - the world's first graphic biography series on Carnatic music legends. Each book in this pack is a Collector’s edition, with authentic photographs, an autographed poster and graphic depictions that portray with remarkable accuracy the feel of the times. The script has been thoroughly researched and every tight 24 page edition is [...]