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Lyrics of Thyagaraja (Cult of Devotion and Social Realism)

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Item Code: NAM610
Author: T. V. Kuppuswami
Publisher: Adroit Publishers, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 9788187392477
Pages: 143
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.0 inch x 6.0 inch
weight of the book: 350 gms
About the Book

The heterogeneous character of Thyagaraja's lyrics is a recurrent source of academic discourse. The lyrics present a socio-cultural unit and refer to a plurality of achievements. An uncontested view is that, Thyagaraja stands for a single ideal of the culture of devotion.

Prayer is the resultant of Bhakthi and Bhakthi establishes its due station as a Rasa. Prayer rests on and rises from the triple base of, music, devotion and poetry. Thyagaraja offered "Ragarathna malika" to Rama.

Lyrics do picture the environmental overturns. Political effervescence and cultural efflorescence characterise the period. Politics and Poetics, Money and Metaphysics are isolated and this operational scalene throws a challenge to the assumed theoretical dualism between material and cultural. Art becomes a social factor when society makes it one. Social realism is the realistic depiction in art of contemporary life as a means of social comment.

About the Author

Prof. T.V. Kuppuswami is a post- graduate in History, Economics and. Politics. He earned the doctorate degree in history from the University of Kerala. He had served the field of education for three decades. He has authored many books and papers. He has guided many students to earn their doctoral degree.

He learnt Karnatic .music under reputed musicians and had extensively read the treatises. Prof. V.V. Sadagopan is his mentor. A performing artiste in his own right, music is a way of life in his family. He had had the privilege of being in intimate touch with doyens in the field of Karnatic music.

Contents

Acknowledgements7
Apologetics9
I.Vedasasthro Upanishadavidudaina19
ll.Kavisa Suhrudaya Nivesa26
Ill.Tathva Meruga Tharama?34
IV.Vidulaku Movakeda43
Y.Raga Rathna Malika52
VI.Svara Layathi Murcchanollasita60
VII.Navarasa Yutha Krithiche Bhajiyinchu67
VIII.Guruve Bramaramu-Gurude Bhaskarudu79
IX.Ergo87
Appendices
I.Published works on Thyagaraja93
ll.Published compositions of Thyagaraja95
Ill.Music Treatises (cited)97
IV.List of Ragas99
Glossary105
References109
Notes111
Index139
I.Compositions of Thyagaraja (Cited)139
ll.Foreshadowers and Contemporaries142

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