Author: V Raghvan
Publisher: Publications Division
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This series offer authentic account of the life and work of the great figures since the earliest times whose contributions forms high-watermark of classical concert music.
In our country we are familiar with a large number of devotional poets whose outpourings are part of our music heritage and some of them have an important place in the history of our music and the evolution of musical forms. And it is difficult to draw the line between these devotional poets and the composers who form the subject of this volume.
The galaxy of composers in this volume includes Jayadeva of Gita Govinda fame, Annamacharya who shares with Purndaradasa the honor of being the Pitamaha of Karnataka music, Kshetrajna, a specialist in Madhur bhakti, Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri, the trinity of Karnataka music.
Maharaja Svati Tirunal, the royal composer from Travancore and Gopal Krishan Bharati, who has won immortal fame by his composition on Nanda, the untouchable. Amir Khusrau who is a product of the blend of two cultures, Haridas and Tansen, the pioneers of the highest Hindustani music Dhrupad. These three are outstanding names in the history of Hindustani music.