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The Musical Language of Piety: The Semiotics of Visual Media in Shaping the Divine Status of Karnatik Music

Publication Type : Journal Article

Authors : Jayakrishnan N., Dhanavel Senkamalam Periyasamy

Url : https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10509208.2020.1796180

Campus : Coimbatore

School : Dept. of Mass Communication

Year : 2021

Abstract : Spiritual transcendence is a characteristic factor that defines ideal music according to the ancient theories of Indian classical music. Culturally, this spiritual component of classical music, especially Karnatic music, has often been translated into a religious or devotional component contributing to the shaping of a quasi-religious identity - a development that ca be attributed to the evolution of Karnatik music as a temple art form and its tryst with the Bhakti movement.

Cite this Research Publication : Jayakrishnan Narayanan & Dhanavel Senkamalam Periyasamy (2021) The Musical Language of Piety: The Semiotics of Visual Media in Shaping the Divine Status of Karnatik Music, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 38:8, 747-765, DOI: 10.1080/10509208.2020.1796180

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