Category: Hindustani Music

  • Dharwar and Palghat – the musical connect

    The similarities between Palghat and Dharwar are striking when it comes to music.

  • Calcutta Gauhar Jan

    This was the first article I wrote for Indian Express. That was in 2003. A Tamil music book printed in the early 1920s, has a section devoted to the songs of Calcutta Gauhar Jan. The songs are all in Urdu and various North Indian dialects. Yet the words were written in Tamil script and set…