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The Immortals of Indian Music

Deepti Bhalla Omchery (Editor) Leela Omchery (Editor)
Synopsis India can be proud of her rich heritage of music and it is beyond doubt that Indian music had its origin in the Vedas. Thought Indian classical music differs from region to region. Yet there is an underlying current of unity. Mainly two systems of music in India are highly popular. Viz., the Karnatak (Carnatic) and the Hindustani. Karnatak music is the theme of this scholarly study. In this painstaking work editors have collected the masterpieces of the great personalities of music of yesterday and today. T. Lakshmanan Pillai. Dr. (Mrs) Leela Omchery, Prof. Robindralal Roy, Prof. K.C. Varadachari, Mrs. Vasanthi Krishna Rao, Dr. (Mrs.) N. Mini are the contributors of this work who have vividly described the various aspects of music. While editing these rare articles, due care has been taken to preserve their original content and style.
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About the authors

Deepti Bhalla Omchery

Deepti Omchery Bhalla is an accomplished artist both in classical Dance and Music. In Music she has had the privilege of learning Music and Dance from great masters like Vidwan T.S. Raghavan, Prof T.N. Krishnan and Dagar brothers. A gold medalist in B.A. (Music), Deepti also had the distinction of topping the Delhi University in M. Phil. (Music). A recepient of UGC scholarship and fellowship in music and Delhi State Academy Scholarship in Dance, she has several awards and trophies to her credit. Deepti is a senior grade artise both in Dance and Music. She was sponsored by the Government of India to visit U.S.S.R for performing at the Festival of India in 1987. She has travelled extensively in Singapore, Egypt, Japan and Malaysia during recitals all over.

Leela Omchery

DR. Leela Omchery Born in the year 1929 in K.K. District, Tamil Nadu, Dr. Mrs. Leela Omchery is the wife of Prof. Omchery N.N. Pillai, started learning Music and Dance from her childhood with her brother Sri. K. Purushothaman, the famous playback singer and classical musician of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. After graduating from the University of Kerala with music, she came to Delhi in 1951. She joined theDelhi University, first as a student and then as an University appointed Research Scholar and Teacher from 1964 onwards, in the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts. Presently she is working as an Associate Professor in the above Department. Dr. Omchery has to her credit about 85 published articles on Music and Allied Arts. She is also the author of more than twelve books, most of them got Government of India award in 1957. Engaged in substantial Resarch work. Dr. Omchery is deeply connected with many cultural organisations of Delhi where she has contributed substantially. She is also a member of the expert committees of UPSC, UGC, IHR, and IGNA. etc.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Immortals of Indian Music
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121204569
length 240p., Index; 23cm.