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by Vikram Sampath


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Vikram's third book Voice of the Veena: S Balachander - A Biography narrates the story of eminent Veena maestro late .

Vikram's third book Voice of the Veena: S Balachander - A Biography narrates the story of eminent Veena maestro late Padmabhushan Dr. S Balachander. Vikram has been a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin, Germany (for 2010-11) where he studied the early gramophone recordings of Indian music. He has also established the Archive of Indian Music (AIM) as a private Trust that seeks to digitize and preserve old gramophone recordings of India. Vikram publishes regularly in leading Indian dailies and magazines on a wide array of topics.

So, was Balachander a beloved genius or a much-maligned maverick? The book attempts to recreate the towering personality that he. .As the maestro would have smugly said: "Veena is Balachander, Balachander is Veena.

While his death in 1990 created a void in the Carnatic realm, Balachander's memory lives on in the minds of the connoisseurs and music lovers.

Sundaram Balachander (18 January 1927 – 13 April 1990) was an Indian veena player. He was also an accomplished filmmaker. He directed and produced while also having composed music for a few of them. His ancestors were from Srivaajiyam village in Thanjavur area, which is acclaimed as the seat of culture and fine arts in South India. His grandfather is Rao Saheb Vaidyanatha Iyer. He was born to V. Sundaram Iyer and Parvathi alias Chellamma

Vikram Sampath was born in Bangalore and completed his Engineering in Electronics and Masters in Mathematics from BITS-Pilani in 2003. He subsequently did an .

Vikram Sampath was born in Bangalore and completed his Engineering in Electronics and Masters in Mathematics from BITS-Pilani in 2003. He currently works in the retail banking division of a leading multinational bank in Bangalore.

Vikram Sampath is the author of three acclaimed books, Splendours of Royal Mysore: The Untold Story of The Wodeyars, My Name Is Gauhar Jaan: The Life and Times. of a Musician and Voice of the Veena: S Balachander A Biography.

Voice of The Veena S. Balachander. Vikram Sampath is the author of two acclaimed books splendours of Royal mysore. The Untold story of the wodeyars and My name is Gauhar Jaan! The life and times of a musician. Look Inside the Book.

Every one of these aptly describes Veena S. He is a biographer's delight, says author Vikram Sampath, whose latest book Voice Of The Veena: S. Balachander was just released

Every one of these aptly describes Veena S. Balachander was just released. The tome, Vikram says, opened up a new world for me, and yes, it is sure to stir up a hornet's nest. A self-taught artist who excelled in whatever he did, Balachander was known as much for his super skill at playing the veena as he was for courting controversy. Be it the then headline-hitting Swati Tirunal issue or the raga-kriti topic, Balachander was vociferous in his opinion.

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S Balachander was one of the brightest stars in the galaxy of Carnatic music from the 1930s through the 1980s. The veena maestro began his music career at a time when stalwart vocalists ruled the roost and the role of instrumentalists was secondary. Balachander was an independent-minded and self-taught genius, and he carved a unique niche for himself as a veena soloist. He boldly changed the grammar of instrumental music, contemporized the veena and created a legacy known as the Balachander bani, or style. But Balachander s iconoclastic and brash ways didn t go down too well with the Carnatic music fraternity. He was quick to pick quarrels with established fellow musicians in his lifelong quest for perfection and truth. The book attempts to recreate the towering personality that he was a lot of this researched from his elaborate personal diaries. While his death in 1990 created a void in the Carnatic realm, the issues he fought for remain relevant till date, and his memory lives on in the minds of music connoisseurs. As the maestro himself would have smugly said: Veena is Balachander, Balachander is Veena.
Voice of the Veena: S Balachander download epub
Author: Vikram Sampath
ISBN: 8129119366
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Rupa & Co. (January 1, 2012)
Pages: 504 pages