Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Performing Arts > Carnatic > Contribution of Travancore to Karnatic Music
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Contribution of Travancore to Karnatic Music
Contribution of Travancore to Karnatic Music
Description
Preface

International interest in Kerala increases year by year; the number of cultural tourists shows a proportionate increase. Apart from the geographical peculiarities, scenic beauty and varied cuisines, they, as a rule, show particular interest in the cultural heritage of the region. And the Department of Information and Public Relations has been sensitivised to this growing demand, and has taken active steps to document our rich heritage. A series of books and records in the audio-visual media, depicting the various aspects of our culture and its impact and reflection in art, fine arts, performing arts, architecture, is in the pipeline, and this is a part of the series. The Department has no tall claim that this is a complete, comprehensive or exhaustive work. Here the author concentrates on the contributions of Travancore, especially royal household, to Karnatic music: Of course there are some passing references to those from other parts of Kerala. The valuable contributions of the great artists and patrons of art from Kochi and Malabar region will be compiled and published shortly. By the time Kerala and the Information and Public Relations Department turn fifty in 2006, we sincerely hope that books detailing all the different aspects of our rich tradition and cultural heritage can be published. We wholeheartedly welcome constructive criticism, valuable suggestions and realistic comments on this work.

Foreword

Kerala, the beautiful land of music, dance, folklore, drama and other art forms possesses a rich cultural heritage and tradition. Generation after generation, Travancore royal household extended patronage for art forms of Kerala. They dedicated themselves for the promotion of art forms, especially music and dance.

The book titled 'Contribution of Travancore to Karnatic Music' deals with the style of music prevalent in Travancore. The origin and development of music such as temple music and Karnatic music in Kerala and the influence of temples on Karnatic music are brought to the lime light.

The book concentrates on the contributions of kings of Travancore to the propagation of music and dance in Travancore. More importance is given to His Highness Karthika Thirunal Rama Varma, Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma Maharaia and other prominent kings. Contributions made by lrayimman Thampi, Kurtikunju Thankachi and K.C. Kesava Pillai are also being dealt with.

Further, the invaluable contributions of the scholars, often qualified as the gems of the royal court of His Highness Swathi Thirunal Maharaja are also mentioned.

The work is concluded with brief descriptions of modern composers and musicians who have played a prominent role in the development and propagation of Karnatic music in Travancore.

I would like to express my gratitude and sincere thanks to my gurus, teachers and scholars whose books and articles I have used for reference. I also express my sincere thanks to the Secretary and Director, Information & Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala for this assignment.

Last but not least, I am thankful to all music lovers and promoters of Karnatic music who have come forward with valuable suggestions.

Contents

1Temples as centres of music8
2Origin and development of music in Kerala15
3Royal patronage to Karnatic music22
4H.H. Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma Maharaja29
5Musical clusters of Swathi Thirunal38
6Gems of scholars in the court of H. H. Swathi Thirunal42
7Modern composers50

Contribution of Travancore to Karnatic Music

Item Code:
NAG967
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2004
Language:
English
Size:
8.0 inch X 11.0 inch
Pages:
60 (Through out colourful Illustrations)
Other Details:
Weight of the book: 200 gms
Price:
$31.00
Discounted:
$23.25   Shipping Free
You Save:
$7.75 (25%)
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Contribution of Travancore to Karnatic Music
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4749 times since 1st Sep, 2015
Preface

International interest in Kerala increases year by year; the number of cultural tourists shows a proportionate increase. Apart from the geographical peculiarities, scenic beauty and varied cuisines, they, as a rule, show particular interest in the cultural heritage of the region. And the Department of Information and Public Relations has been sensitivised to this growing demand, and has taken active steps to document our rich heritage. A series of books and records in the audio-visual media, depicting the various aspects of our culture and its impact and reflection in art, fine arts, performing arts, architecture, is in the pipeline, and this is a part of the series. The Department has no tall claim that this is a complete, comprehensive or exhaustive work. Here the author concentrates on the contributions of Travancore, especially royal household, to Karnatic music: Of course there are some passing references to those from other parts of Kerala. The valuable contributions of the great artists and patrons of art from Kochi and Malabar region will be compiled and published shortly. By the time Kerala and the Information and Public Relations Department turn fifty in 2006, we sincerely hope that books detailing all the different aspects of our rich tradition and cultural heritage can be published. We wholeheartedly welcome constructive criticism, valuable suggestions and realistic comments on this work.

Foreword

Kerala, the beautiful land of music, dance, folklore, drama and other art forms possesses a rich cultural heritage and tradition. Generation after generation, Travancore royal household extended patronage for art forms of Kerala. They dedicated themselves for the promotion of art forms, especially music and dance.

The book titled 'Contribution of Travancore to Karnatic Music' deals with the style of music prevalent in Travancore. The origin and development of music such as temple music and Karnatic music in Kerala and the influence of temples on Karnatic music are brought to the lime light.

The book concentrates on the contributions of kings of Travancore to the propagation of music and dance in Travancore. More importance is given to His Highness Karthika Thirunal Rama Varma, Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma Maharaia and other prominent kings. Contributions made by lrayimman Thampi, Kurtikunju Thankachi and K.C. Kesava Pillai are also being dealt with.

Further, the invaluable contributions of the scholars, often qualified as the gems of the royal court of His Highness Swathi Thirunal Maharaja are also mentioned.

The work is concluded with brief descriptions of modern composers and musicians who have played a prominent role in the development and propagation of Karnatic music in Travancore.

I would like to express my gratitude and sincere thanks to my gurus, teachers and scholars whose books and articles I have used for reference. I also express my sincere thanks to the Secretary and Director, Information & Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala for this assignment.

Last but not least, I am thankful to all music lovers and promoters of Karnatic music who have come forward with valuable suggestions.

Contents

1Temples as centres of music8
2Origin and development of music in Kerala15
3Royal patronage to Karnatic music22
4H.H. Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma Maharaja29
5Musical clusters of Swathi Thirunal38
6Gems of scholars in the court of H. H. Swathi Thirunal42
7Modern composers50
Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Contribution of Travancore to Karnatic Music (Performing Arts | Books)

A Practical Course in Karnatic Music: For Beginners (With Notation)
Item Code: NAL636
$16.00$12.00
You save: $4.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Concept and Evolution of Raga (In Hindustani and Karnatic Music)
Item Code: IDK797
$30.00$22.50
You save: $7.50 (25%)
SOLD
Karnatic Music Reader (Kritis of Various Composers With Notation) (Part 3)
by Dr. S. Bhagyalekshmy
Paperback (Edition: 2018)
CBH Publications
Item Code: IHL079
$21.00$15.75
You save: $5.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Karnatic Music Reader
by Dr. S. Bhagyalekshmy
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
CBH Publications
Item Code: IHL073
$21.00$15.75
You save: $5.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Karnatic Music Reader (Part 1) (Containing Introduction Saptha Swara, Sarali Varisa, Janta Varisa, Alankaram, Gitam, Swarajathi )
Deal 20% Off
by Dr. S. Bhagyalekshmy
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
CBH Publications
Item Code: IHL066
$21.00$12.60
You save: $8.40 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Karnatic Music Reader (Part 4) (Containing Concert, Compositions In Notation)
Deal 20% Off
by Dr. S. Bhagyalekshmy
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
CBH Publications
Item Code: IHL067
$21.00$12.60
You save: $8.40 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
South Indian Music (Set of 6 Volumes)
Item Code: NAL412
$90.00$67.50
You save: $22.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Carnatic Music Compositions (An Index)
by Dr. S. Bhagyalekshmy
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
CBH Publications
Item Code: IDL011
$17.50$13.12
You save: $4.38 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Companion to North Indian Classical Music
Item Code: NAF165
$55.00$41.25
You save: $13.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tanjore as a Seat of Music
by S. Seetha
Hardcover (Edition: 2001)
University of Madras
Item Code: NAK112
$57.00$42.75
You save: $14.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sampradaya Sangita: Classical Musical Tradition (A Rare Book)
Item Code: NAE319
$52.00$39.00
You save: $13.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ragas in Carnatic Music
by Dr. S. Bhagyalekshmi
Paperback (Edition: 2019)
CBH Publications
Item Code: IDK982
$33.50$25.12
You save: $8.38 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music (Second Edition)
Item Code: IDL135
$95.00$71.25
You save: $23.75 (25%)
SOLD
Testimonials
I very much appreciate your web site and the products you have available. I especially like the ancient cookbooks you have and am always looking for others here to share with my friends.
Sam, USA
Very good service thank you. Keep up the good work !
Charles, Switzerland
Namaste! Thank you for your kind assistance! I would like to inform that your package arrived today and all is very well. I appreciate all your support and definitively will continue ordering form your company again in the near future!
Lizette, Puerto Rico
I just wanted to thank you again, mere dost, for shipping the Nataraj. We now have it in our home, thanks to you and Exotic India. We are most grateful. Bahut dhanyavad!
Drea and Kalinidi, Ireland
I am extremely very happy to see an Indian website providing arts, crafts and books from all over India and dispatching to all over the world ! Great work, keep it going. Looking forward to more and more purchase from you. Thank you for your service.
Vrunda
We have always enjoyed your products.
Elizabeth, USA
Thank you for the prompt delivery of the bowl, which I am very satisfied with.
Frans, the Netherlands
I have received my books and they are in perfect condition. You provide excellent service to your customers, DHL too, and I thank you for that. I recommended you to my friend who is the director of the Aurobindo bookstore.
Mr. Forget from Montreal
Thank you so much. Your service is amazing. 
Kiran, USA
I received the two books today from my order. The package was intact, and the books arrived in excellent condition. Thank you very much and hope you have a great day. Stay safe, stay healthy,
Smitha, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India