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D K PATTAMMAL A Meastro and Her Timeless Music

Author Name: Shantha Thiagarajan | Format: Hardcover | Genre : Biographies & Autobiographies | Other Details

Damal Krishnaswamy Pattammal (DKP) was born on March 19, 1919, in Tumbhavana, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu to Rajammal and Krishnaswamy. Her father was a Sanskrit teacher at the time of her birth.

Pattammal was the first woman in her community to appear on stage and perform music, challenging all the prevailing customs which would not permit women from Brahminical families to perform in public.

She further rose to the occasion of the freedom movement, voicing the struggle through her powerful music.

Pattammal was awarded Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan in the years 1971 and 1999 respectively. Among several other awards, she was also the recipient of the Sangeeta Kalanidhi, by the Madras Music Academy, an award considered the highest accolade in the field of music.

Pattammal was considered an authority on kritis of Muthuswamy Dikshithar, one of the trinity; the others being Thyagaraja and Shyama Shastri. She held undisputed influence over Carnatic music for over 75 years. Even when she was bound to wheelchair in her twilight years, her spirit saw no boundaries of her art of music. 

 

This book is the story of Pattammal, the making of a modern legend.

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Shantha Thiagarajan

Shantha Thiagarajan was born in Ooty in the Nilgiris, spent her formative years in this hill station during her school and college days. She started her career as a banker and spent 18 years as a successful banker. Her love for the Nilgiris and her keen interest in writing and reading made her take up the job as a journalist. In her current capacity, she is the District Correspondent – The Times of India for the Nilgiris. She loves music. Nature, wildlife, and people of the Nilgiris are the subjects she holds dear to her heart. She loves literature, especially Tamil and English. To her credit she has authored a book on Ooty titled “Misty Memoirs” based on the collection that her late husband, D. Thiagarajan had gathered on this very special hill station.

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