About The Book
Written by one of the principal Karnatik vocalists of this day and age, A Southern Music: The Karnatik Story is a coherent and passionate account of the form, history and problems of the Karnatik music industry.
T. M. Krishna brings you his compelling interpretation of the traditions and customs involved with the art of Karnatik music, starting from the most fundamental aspect of defining music.
Communicating to musicians, musicologists as well as the common man, Krishna furnishes you with a breathtaking outline of classical music in South India. This book clearly portrays his love for the art and is written beautifully with precision and nuance. As the musical realm transitions with passing time, Krishna worries that the aesthetic that roots it and shares it with the rasika may be compromised.
Covering the philosophy, aesthetics, sociology and history of Karnatik music, A Southern Music: The Karnatik Story is a one-of-its-kind book to treasure. Since Karnatik music is widely depicted as a form of music that has the power to rejuvenate the body and soul, there couldn't have been a better subject to the book.
Prevalent in South Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Kerela, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Karnatik music is a unique and fascinating in its own right. This book explores every aspect of the world of Karnatik music and brings forth the music maestro's personal experiences as a vocalist and a pioneer in the field.
A Southern Music: The Karnatik Story is written in conversational flair and is captivating to say the least. Published on 28 November 2013, this book is available in Hardcover.
- This book presents a chronological and detailed account of all aspects of Karnatik music.
- It covers the changes and reformation the form of Kanatik art may undergo as times progress.