Pictures of Melody - Maharaja Swati Tirunal - A King of a Composer Lakshmi DevnathL Code OPD0288 Heritage Publishing House
Pictures of Melody
First Ever Pictorial Series on Carnatic Music Legends Thoroughly Researched, Racy Narrative, Fabulous Pictures.
Pictures of Melody provides insights into the lives of Carnatic music legends. Theirs are stories that inspire, that celebrate passion and hard work. Theirs are stories that are worth retelling as often as they are retold.
Pictures of Melody offers an invaluable experience for the melody-driven. This series will include titles on both Performers and Composers.
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About the author:
LAKSHMI DEVNATH is a well-known researcher and writer in Carnatic music. Her articles and features numbering close to 200 have featured in leading publications like The Hindu and Sruti – India’s Premier Magazine for the Performing Arts. Her passion is to familiarize the young with India’s glorious heritage through innovative stories. An earlier effort of hers in this direction, Poorva – Magic Miracles and the Mystical Twelve, that narrates the stories of the Azhvars and released in 2007 was a runaway success. The projects that she is currently involved in include Poorva in the Vedic Age; Sargam – a fascinating journey into the world of Carnatic music and this pictorial biographies series. Her other books include – A Class Apart, the biography of the educationist Dr. (Mrs.) YG Parthasarathy and Lotus – a monograph written for danseuse Anita Ratnam. Lakshmi’s full-fledged biography of the living legend Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman is due to be published by Harper Collins shortly.
The issue on Maharaja Swati Tirunal (Maharaja Swati Tirunal - A King of a Composer) has been endorsed by Prince Aswathi Tirunal Rama Varma (Descendant of Maharaja Swati Tirunal) "I was delighted graphic biography on the Maharaja. I know how useful and valuable this series of books would be, with its easily flowing text and attractive illustrations, particularly for the younger generation."
The issue on Maharaja Swati Tirunal (Maharaja Swati Tirunal - A King of a Composer) has been endorsed by Prof. Dr. Achuthsankar s Nair (Musicologist and Researcher on Swati Tirunal)
"In this graphic biography, Smt.Lakshmi Devnath has produced an immensely entertaining and throughly accurate depiction of the life and music of the Maharaja. Her eye for detail and rigour in factual verification lend this seemingly light book impressive depth. She has left no stone unturned. I am delighted to note that she has incorporated recent discoveries about Swati Tirunal that show to the world his undeniable but sadly under-appreciated genius. The artwork by Ajay Krishnan takes you back in time to 19th century Tiruvananthapuram in an instant. It is sheer magic! I am sure this book will inspire children and adults alike as they journey through the life of yet another remarkable son of Bharat."
Each book includes free autographed Picture Card of the artist.