Dhrupad Porn

The more self-righteous the pricks, the hornier they are. – Fifth Veda, Ch 11, Verse 6

A lot of sancari and abhog going on here. See this and this.

Site Matters

This morning the latest WordPress update disabled the plugin for ‘accordions’ used to navigate and access content here and in the Vijaya Parrikar Library. I have now restored the accordion tabs with another plugin but some of the styling (fonts, etc) needs to be reconciled with the rest of the site. Hopefully I’ll get to it in the coming days.

Lost Voices

These cylinder recordings were found some years ago by A.N. Sharma and Anukriti Sharma. See The Age before Vinyl for details. (In the event the link evaporates, it is archived here.)

Has anyone else confirmed these? It is curious that the only claimed recording of Vishnu Digambar has him singing baalam re and not a bhakti rasa composition, suggesting it was recorded before he turned his life entirely towards spiritual pursuits.

All the photographs below are taken from Mazha Sangeet Vyasang by Govindrao Tembe.

My thanks to Dr. Vishwesh Kulkarni for sending me the recordings.

Alladiya Khan

Alladiya Khan, Atrauli-Jaipur

Alladiya Khan, Atrauli-Jaipur

 
 

Vishnu Digambar Paluskar

Vishnu Digambar Paluskar

Vishnu Digambar Paluskar

 
 

Bhaskarbuwa Bakhale

Bhaskarbuwa Bakhale

Bhaskarbuwa Bakhale

 
 

Bhaurao Kolhatkar

Bhaurao Kolhatkar

Bhaurao Kolhatkar

 

A modern version of panchatunda nararundamaladhara by Vasantrao Deshpande is here.