An artiste's impression of Tyagaraja with Rama
An artiste’s impression of Tyagaraja with Rama

Beginning with May this year, I have been writing a monthly column in The Hindu on Tyagaraja, to commemorate the 250th year of his birth. The full list is compiled below:

What makes Tyagaraja kritis unique?

What do we know of Tyagaraja?

Tyagaraja’s Thiruvaiyaru

Tyagaraja and his Ramayanas

Tyagaraja’s Guru

The Maratha Influence on Tyagaraja

The Influence of Other Greats 

Evil Brother Japyesa

Tyagaraja rejoicing in Temple Festivals and Processions

Tyagaraja and his liking for rare ragas

Tyagaraja and Sarabhoji

Tyagaraja and his boat chronicle

Famous in Far Off Lands

Tyagaraja and his opera on Prahlada

Tyagaraja and his steps to heaven

Tyagaraja and the many Ramayanas

Tyagaraja and Western Music



The Prahlada Bhakti Vijayamu – Tyagaraja’s second opera

Tyagaraja and his steps to heaven

Echoes of The Ramayana in Tyagaraja’s songs


The composer as a product of his times

Travelling with Tyagaraja

Tyagaraja – the final days