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Kuchipudi Dance: A Showcase of Songs Composed by Muttu Swami Dikshitaar in the Indo-colonial Genre

The Russell Library 123 Broad Street, Middletown

The South Indian composer Muthu Swami Dikshitaar (1775-1835) travelled extensively when the East India Company was expanding its holdings in India. Inspired by Western melodies, he composed songs with Sanskrit lyrics to Western tunes while still using a traditional Carnatic musical style. These songs will be presented in the traditional south Indian dance form named …

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