Singer, saint, goddess: who was M.S. Subbulakshmi? — Nikhil, etc.

कौसल्यासुप्रजा राम पूर्वा संध्या प्रवर्तते उत्तिष्ठ नरशार्दूल कर्तव्यं दैवमाह्निकम् kausalyāsuprajā rāma pūrvā sandhyā pravartate uttiṣṭha naraśārdūla karttavyaṃ daivamāhnikam Oh Rama! Kausalya’s auspicious child! Twilight is approaching in the East. Oh, best of men! Wake up; the divine daily rituals have to be performed. With this opening verse from Valmiki’s Ramayana begins the Venkateshwara Suprabhatam, a […] […]

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An Artist of Her Time: Y. G. Srimati and the Indian Style at The Met 5th Avenue, December 15, 2016 – June 18, 2017 — Arts Summary

“This is the first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Indian artist Y. G. Srimati (1926–2007), who was born in Mysore, southern India, and died in New York. Raised in a cultured Tamil Brahmin family in Chennai, as a teenager in the 1940s Srimati was swept up in the nationalist movement for an independent India. Already […] […]

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