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Tyāgarāja
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The composer Tyāgarāja, who lived from 1767 to 1847, is probably the most honored saintly musician of South India. He was born to a Telugu-speaking Smārta Brahman family living in Tamil Nadu. (Telugu is called the “Italian of the East” because of its vowel sounds – it has …

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Jackson, William J., “Tyāgarāja”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 20 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000132>
First published online: 2018



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