Song of Surrender

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Dr. Bhageerathi’s Book Release

By BuzyBee

“Sekkizharum Isaiththamizhum” a book by Dr. M.A. Bhageerathi was released by Dr. K. M. Sekar, Director International Institute of Tamil Studies on 22 February 2012 at the International Institute for Tamil Studies, Taramani in Chennai. Dr. Rajaram, Secretary, HR and CE, Tamil Development and Culture received the first copy. Dr. Vijayaraghavan, Deputy Director, Tamil Development and Culture, felicitated the author for her painstaking work. The book focuses on the musical aspects in the ‘Peria Puranam’. The function was followed by the third endowment lecture in the name of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Dr. J. Jayalalitha. Dr. Bhageerathi, Associate Professor in Music, Department of Music, Queen Mary’s College, Chennai, presented a lecture on “Sekkizharum Isaittamizhum”. She spoke about various aspects of music in the Peria Puranam written by Sekkizhar like pann-s, musical instruments, and elaborated on the making of the flute as described in the Anaya Nayanar Puranam. Along with her students Aishwarya Shankar, Dr. Niranjana Srinivasan, Deepika Theagarajan, Kanaka, Gayathri and Lakshmi Bhaskar, Bhageerathi rendered the songs set to various Tamil pann-s.

For more on Tamil Isai visit Dr. Bhageerathi’s website: tamizisai.weebly.com

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