Post Trinity Composers of Carnatic Music
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Item Code: NAT154
Author: Dr. Mini N.
Language: ENGLISH
Edition: 2019
ISBN: 9788183705561
Pages: 272
Other Details 8.50 X 5.50 inch
Weight 470 gm
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About the Book

This contains selected papers presented at the National Seminar Organized by the Department of Music, Kannur University from 22nd to 24th January 2019 on the topic ‘Post Trinity Composers of Carnatic Music.

Kannur University was established in 1996 with the objective to establish in the state of Kerala a teaching, residential and affiliating University, promoting the development of higher education Kasargod and Kannur revenue districts and the mananthavady Taluk of Wayanad District. Kannur University is unique in the sense that it is a multi-campus university with campuses spread over at various locations under its jurisdiction. University provides facility which are necessary for providing study and research facilities to promote advanced knowledge in Science and Technology and other relevant disciplines.

The Department of Music was established in 2002. Department offers MA Music programme and PhD. This Department is the only institute offering PG&Ph D programmes in Music in Malabar area of Kerala. The courses are designed with the aim of overall development of the students and to mold them as promising performing artists. Department of Music has conducted various seminars, Lecture programmes and music concerts in association with organisations under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi and South Zone Cultural, Government of India Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi and South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur; All India Radio, Kannur and Folklore Academy, Government of Kerala.

30 papers presented by renowned musicians as well as young scholars on contributions of various composers lived after the period of Trinity-Thyagaraja, Muthuswamy Deekshithar, Symaa Sastry – have been included in this publication. Hope the readers would find the articles interesting and informative.

About the Author

Dr. Mini N. had started learning classical music from her father mangad K Natesan, a top grade Vocalist and Sangeeta Nataka Academy fellowship winner from the age of 4 and received training for nearly 40 years. She also had the privilege of learning under Padmasree Parassala B Ponnammal for 16 years. She has been giving vocal concerts through AIR and at important music festivals for the past 36 years. She has participated in many prestigious, invited audience programmes like Swathi Thirunal music festivals, special programmes and others by AIR and DD. She has Worked as a lecturer in music in various government colleges in Kerala. At present she is working as a Professor and HOD at the Department of Music, Kannu University. Dr Mini N. is also the Dean of Faculty of fine Arts, Kannur University. Dr. Mini N. has participated and presented papers in National and International seminars and published around 50 articles on various facets of classical music.


Any concert of Carnatic Music. even today, would predominantly have the compositions of Thyagaraja, Muthuswami Deekshitar and Syama Sastry, the Trinity of South Indian Classical Music. Maestros as well as beginners prefer Trinity’s compositions to be sung more and frequently. In this context we felt the need of familiarizing the compositions of post Trinity Composers who have contributed considerably to the growth of Carnatic Music following the path shown by their pioneers, the Trinity and others. In this direction, the Department of Music, Kannur University has organized a national Seminar on the topic "Post Trinity Composers of Carnatic Music’ from 22"4 to 24" January 2019 at our Swamy Ananda Tirtha (SAT) Campus in Edat, Payyanur, Kerala. The response was overwhelming and we’ve got good number of scholarly articles from senior Professors as well as Research scholars. The Department takes this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation of the efforts of everyone who has contributed to this seminar. We are grateful to our Vice Chancellor Prof. Gopinath Ravindran for providing us this Opportunity to organize the National seminar and publish the papers presented there. Department of Music is also thankful to Members of the Syndicate, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. P.T. Raveendran, Registrar, Controller of Examinations and Finance Officer for their encouragement and support.

We are also thankful to Ekta Books, new Delhi who have undertaken the publication of this book. We hope that this publication would be beneficial to scholars of Music as well as other interested knowledge seekers.

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