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Music and Arts in Hyderabad Deccan

A Contribution to the History and Culture of Bygone Days
Kamalakar Pasupuleti
Type: Print Book
Genre: Performing Arts
Language: English
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Over a thousand people visit the historic city every week, hiking through the ruins of Golconda fort, or gazing at the spectacular Chowmohalla palace. Enthusiastic tour guides deliver tales about the two famous courtesans of that era: Taramati and Premamati, little knowing that the city had a number of courtesans who migrated from different parts of the country, made this city their home, and sang and danced for years. During the times, courtesans were the entertainers for the masses; they were the celebrities in functions, small and big; but with the advent of the talkie, they went into oblivion. The book uncovers details about the courtesans of the era, their mujras, their life style, and about musicians who existed until the fall of Hyderabad in 1948. It also gives an account of singers and dancers who visited the city and gave memorable performances during the time. Further, the book covers various other forms of stage
entertainment such as folklore and drama, and cinema.

About the Author

The author is a retired Technical Officer from the Defense Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad, India. Worked on control systems for Anti tank and surface to air missiles. Later, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam the then Director DRDL assigned him the duties of Officer-in-Charge communications, Project Coordinator for installation of 800 line digital exchange, Was responsible for providing special communication and satellite links for test flights of Prithvi and Agni missiles. On completion, was posted in Human resources department for training of technical, industrial personnel, conducting in house seminars and orientation programs.

Book Details

Publisher: professor toofaanii publishers
Number of Pages: 223
Dimensions: 6"x9"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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prashanthtangella 2 years, 11 months ago Verified Buyer

A rare title on Hyderabad

First of all thanks to Kamalakar garu for documenting the social life of old Hyderabad which we rarely come across in Books. The history and coffee table books always depicts splendor of Hyderabad mostly on elite , this book covers how music&art involved in commoners to elite in one word social life of Hyderabad in bygone era.
This book is very much recommended to be a part in academics and to enthusiasts of history .

soumya.vocals 4 years, 7 months ago Verified Buyer

Re: Music and Arts in Hyderabad Deccan

This is a great book if you are interested in knowing the history of the music & Arts in hyderabad. There is so much I did not about this place & the culture of music here & reading this gave me so much clarity about the informations I have been looking for .Thankyou kamalakar pasupuleti ji for your beautiful contribution. Would definitely recommend this book .

deshmukh.arunkumar 7 years ago Verified Buyer

Re: Music and Arts in Hyderabad Deccan

I know Kamlakar ji since 7 years, though I have not met him so far. His knowledge about the Cultural aspects of old Hyderabad state is simply awesome.
I have read this book and find that lot of research has gone into it. Being from Hyderabad state, I enjoyed the nostalgia through this book. I am into my late 70s and many of the things described-the landmarks etc- have been seen by me.
The book will surely be a great help to the students of History and will also.
I strongly recommend this book to those who genuinely want to know more about old history of Hyderabad and for those who want to enjoy the nostalgia.
-Arunkumar Deshmukh

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