T. N. Rajarattinam Pillai: Charisma, Caste Rivalry And The Contested Past In South Indian Music
- Author: Terada Yoshitaka
- Publisher: Speaking Tiger
- ISBN: 9789354474767
T.N. Rajarattinam Pillai: Charisma, Caste Rivalry and the Contested Past in South Indian Music focuses on the influential artist’s life and work, illuminating important aspects of caste-based relations in South Indian music. Backed by extensive field research and scholarship, this book is also a pioneering ethnographic account of Periya Mḷam, its practitioners and the significant changes in the genre that took place in the twentieth century.