Raja Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore

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Simran Agarwal
A Ragamala—meaning a ‘garland of ragas’ in Sanskrit—is a set of miniature paintings depicting the ragas, a range of musical modes arranged in specific sequences. We look at this genre of painting which captivated artists and patrons for over 400 years. (Photo courtesy: Six Principal Ragas, With a…
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B.N. Goswamy
Intrigued by a lithograph titled ‘The Five Celestial Musicians of Hindu Mythology’ by Rajah Sir SM Tagore, Prof B.N. Goswamy records the circles that this picture made him run, and the joy of having worked something out: finally. (Photo courtesy: The Tribune) This article appeared originally in The…
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Anirban Bhattacharyya
Pioneering a Modernist Thought in Indian Musicology   Introduction In the early 19th century Calcutta, the Brahmo Samaj was the site through which music entered the educated Bengali middle class religious space. The Bengali ‘middle class’ or the bhadralok in Calcutta was an ideological construct…
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