TAMILISAI MOVEMENT

In 1943, Tamil was good to speak in but not to sing? Ironically a bias had crept into a system brought on to break biases. The Carnatic music Sabhas that had sprung to be the patrons of regional music- a post hitherto held by the zamindars soon fell a trap to their own pomposity. In…

A star is made

“Who am I, a mere Prime Minister before a Queen, a Queen of Music” – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. A scorpion stung Apitha. No medication offered succor in her dying throes and to her, the culmination surprisingly came as a reprieve. Back home in Madras, she had left her daughters and husband Sadasivam but with them…