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A.R. Rahman

Artist Pages

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...Nicknamed “Isai Puyal” (The Musical Storm) and “the Mozart of Madras,” Allahrakka Rahman—or simply A. R. Rahman—has built a wide-ranging career as a musical director, singer, and composer in the international music and film industries. Born...

Tamil Nadu

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 62,110,839 (2001) Tamil Nadu is a state in southeastern India. Its leading pop genre is the film song, a syncretic fusion of South Indian classical, Tamil folk and Western music incorporated into feature films...

Temple soundspaces and ancient Hindu ritual texts

Worship Sound Spaces : Architecture, Acoustics and Anthropology

Taylor & Francis Group, 2020

Scholarly Books

...Some ancient theories of sound Sound in ancient and modern Indian religion and philosophy is viewed not just as a physical entity but also as a metaphysical and mystic notion. The Sanskrit word śabda, which mainly designates sound, has many...

Kerala

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 31,800,000 (2001) Kerala, a small state on the southwest coast of India, is one of the most densely populated regions in the world. Its lush terrain is adorned with mountains, forests, plains,...

Andhra Pradesh

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 75,700,000 (2001)Andhra Pradesh epitomizes the confluence of North and South Indian cultures. The river Godavari separates the Indo-Germanic languages of the North and the Dravidian languages of the South, as well...

Kochi

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: city area – 564,589 (1991) Kochi (Cochin), a port city on the southwest coast of central Kerala, is known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea.’ For many centuries the city has been the commercial...

Chennai (Madras)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 4,216,268 (2001) Chennai, capital city of the State of Tamil Nadu, is a metropolis located on India’s southeastern coast by the Indian Ocean. The city is India’s fourth-largest, with an area of 67 sq miles (174 sq km...