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Veena Dhanammal

Hailing from a lineage of court dancers and musicians, Veena Dhanammal created her own niche in the male-dominated music world of Chennai with her veena and voice. Her sweet voice blended perfectly well with the gentle timbres of her veena. A vast repertoire built up through oral tradition, staunch adherence to tradition and nuanced singing were the hallmarks of her music, which was established as the Dhanammal bani and continued by her descendants that included granddaughters Brinda and Mukta.This module carries quick facts, online links, bibliography, an overview and an interview on the legacy of Veena Dhanammal.