Prof. Radhika Seshan is an historian, who has worked on the Kuravanji and its links to emerging kings, 'folk' tradition, identity, legitimacy and court culture.
Aprameya Manthena: What type of differences may be noticed in the kuravanjis of the Nayaka period (16th to 18th century) and those of…
This short documentary captures a step-by-step process of how a Tanjore doll comes into being. Tanjore dolls are made using two different raw materials. Traditionally made with clay, these dolls are lately being made out of plaster of Paris (POP). It is said that clay dolls may be produced in…
Vīṇa Dhanammal, or Vīṇa Dhanam as she was popularly known, occupied the most exalted position in the Carnatic music world during her lifetime. Dhanammal dominated the entire Carnatic music world for nearly half a century. She was held in high esteem by all the well-known and highly respected…
Appasamy, Jaya. 1980. Tanjavur Painting of the Maratha Period. Delhi: Abhinav Publishers.
Chakravarthy, Pradeep. 2010. Thanjavur: A Cultural History. Delhi: Niyogi Books.
Dallapiccola, Anna Libera. 2010. South Indian Paintings: A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection. London: British…
Mr. Kuldip Singh, an architect and town planner by profession, and owner of a beautiful collection of Thanjavur and Mysore paintings by passion, speaks about his journey of collecting these pieces of art. His quest and research on various aspects of these painting traditions also illuminates their…
Late Shri Vijaynath Shenoy
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Sahapedia: Could you give a historical perspective on how dance evolved in Thanjavur?
B.M. Sundaram: Thanjavur, as you know is a great cultural town; I do not know when the culture of music and art came into existence in Thanjavur. May be from day one it was there. And as we know there are many…
The module takes us through the Chola period, 'one of the most creative and formative' in Tamil culture. This was when some of India's finest temples were built, whose inspiration endured for later Nayaka and Maratha rulers of the region.