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Friday, December 04, 2020

hindustani music


The guru-shishya structure is inherently prone to abuse. It needs to be demolished

September 19, 2020 9:00 am

T M Krishna writes: The guru-shishya relationship in Indian music is grounded not just in a power imbalance, but in a celebration of inequality, which makes it vulnerable to abuse, which is then romanticised.

Gharanas, the anchor of Hindustani music spawned by Mughal decline

September 04, 2020 3:07 pm

The origin of the gharana tradition is traced back to the time when the Mughal empire was at its twilight, and art and culture of the court, disintegrated to find new homes in the princely states.

Pt Laxman Krishnarao Pandit on the concept of fame, why it eludes some very talented artistes and practising till his last breath

March 14, 2019 8:30 am

Pt Laxman Krishnarao Pandit, the scion of the famed Gwalior gharana, who turned 85 last week. He was born in 1938 into a well-known family of musicians.