Thursday, July 27, 2006

Indian Composer Wins Best Composer Crown With Popular Music Homage To Early Indian Emperor Who Renounced Imperialism And Terror As State Policy

"'Ashok' is the top Telugu album of the fortnight. For Mani Sharma, the success comes immediately after the musical hit he scored with 'Pokiri'.

The top five Telugu albums are:

1. 'Ashok' - 'Gola gola' and 'Jaabilikie' stand out among the racy numbers of this mass-oriented album.

2. 'Pokiri' - The film's stupendous success has helped the audio set a sales record. Mani Sharma calls it 'the right film at the right time', with his numbers 'Dole dole' and 'Gala gala paruthunna' topping every countdown show.

3. 'Vikramarkudu' - Unlike their previous musical hits, the hit team of director S.S. Rajamouli and composer M.M. Keeravani seems to have failed this time. 'College papala' and 'Jum jum maya' are just bearable.

4. 'Amma Chepindi'- Keeravani proves his class yet again with an offbeat score. 'Vasthava natho' and 'Evaremyna' are melodious.

5. 'Godavari' - Composer Radhakrishna regains a slot in this list with 'Manasa gelupu' and 'Manasavacha'."

B. Anuradha, Indo-Asian News Service "Mani Sharma wins best composer's crown with 'Ashok'" July 27, 2006

King Ashoka, the third monarch of the Indian Mauryan dynasty, has come to be regarded as one of the most exemplary rulers in world history. The British historian H.G. Wells has written: "Amidst the tens of thousands of names of monarchs that crowd the columns of history ... the name of Asoka shines, and shines almost alone, a star."

Ashoka's Empire in 250 BCE.

Photo credit: Monique Vincent, France. With thanks.


The Rock Edicts of King Ashoka, in an English translation by Ven. S. Dhammika (spiritual director of the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society in Singapore), via DharmaNet International, Berkeley, California, United States.


Telugu people -- a Dravidian people with a population of about 80 million -- are primarily located in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India and neighbouring areas like Pondicherry, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra (the areas bordering Andhra Pradesh).

Many have emigrated to countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Mauritius, Fiji and Malaysia.

See link for Prominent Telugu Personalities

1.1 Historic Poets, Playwriters and Dance Composers
1.2 Emperors, Kings and Queens
1.3 Music Composers
1.4 Religious leaders and philosophers
1.5 Warriors, Martyrs and Freedom Fighters
1.6 Democratic India Politicians
1.7 Modern Authors/Poets
1.8 Sports Personalities
1.9 Film Artists and Writers
1.10 Film Celebrities

Source: Wikipedia


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Blogger Kyle Foley said...

props to that indian emperor that renounced imperialism

i wrote an essay on shostakovich's 15th string quartet

1:05 PM  
Blogger Garth Trinkl said...

Kyle, thank you for your comments both yesterday and today. I've had a very busy two days, but I think that I have located on the Web the two poems you were missing from Yevgeny Yevtushenko's poem Babi Yar (Babyn Yar); at least in transliterated Russian and English (as translated by Andrew Huth).

If you can't easily find the Cyrillic version, let me know. (I saw Yuri Temirkanov conduct the Shostakovich #13 in Petersburg, three years ago in March, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko took a hugely applauded bow afterwards.)

I look forward to reading your essay tomorrow.

Thanks again.

2:05 PM  

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