An unforgettable day with my Guru and other artists which I still cherish—Vidushi Purnima Sen

Told by Vidushi Purnima Sen
Obtained by Sukanya Sarkar
Date 19th April 2015
Place 149/1C Rash Bihari Avenue. Kolkata -29
About the speaker Vidushi Purnima Sen is an exponent of Agra –Atruli gharana. She was the disciple of Vilayat Hussain Khan of Agra-Atrauli gharana. She has also learnt from Ata Hussain Khan and Sharafat Hussain Khan of the same gharana. She is considered as the heir of Agra-Atrauli gharana.
Tags Ata Hussain Khan, Mustaq Hussain Khan, Mahishadal Rajbari, Wellesley Street, Agra-Atrauli, Mehboob Khan, Istiyak Hussain, Golam Taki Khan, Rageswari, Malkaunsh, Tanpura, Behag, Desh, 1964
Language Bengali

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A memorable green- room experience

Told by Vidushi Purnima Sen
Obtained by Sukanya Sarkar
Date 19th April 2015
Place 149/1C Rash Bihari Avenue. Kolkata -29
About the speaker Vidushi Purnima Sen is an exponent of Agra –Atruli gharana. She was the disciple of Vilayat Hussain Khan of Agra-Atrauli gharana. She has also learnt from Ata Hussain Khan and Sharafat Hussain Khan of the same gharana. She is considered as the heir of Agra-Atrauli gharana.
Tags Rabindra Sadan, 1976, Green Room, Sharafat Khan, Gara-Kanada, Tabla, Jalsa, Stage, Patamanjari, Prayer, Raga, Gharana
Language Bengali

Vidushi Purnima Sen speaks:


 

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Ustd Sharafat Hussein Khan and Pt. Kishen Maharaj in informal setting

Told by Vidushi Purnima Sen
Obtained by Sukanya Sarkar
Date 19th April 2015
Place 149/1C Rash Bihari Avenue. Kolkata -29
About the speaker Vidushi Purnima Sen is an exponent of Agra –Atruli gharana. She was the disciple of Vilayat Hussain Khan of Agra-Atrauli gharana. She has also learnt from Ata Hussain Khan and Sharafat Hussain Khan of the same gharana. She is considered as the heir of Agra-Atrauli gharana.
Tags Ali Akbar Khan, Hafiz Ali conference, Amjad Ali Khan, Sharafat Ali Khan, Kishan Maharaj, 1974, Dhyanesh Khan, Bangal Bhairav, Accompaniment, Layakari, Rupak, Dhamar, Chanda, Agra Gharana
Language Bengali

Vidushi Purnima Sen speaks:


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My experiences in All India Radio—Vidushi Purnima sen

Told by Vidushi Purnima Sen
Obtained by Sukanya Sarkar
Date 19th April 2015
Place 149/1C Rash Bihari Avenue. Kolkata -29
About the speaker Vidushi Purnima Sen is an exponent of Agra –Atruli gharana. She was the disciple of Vilayat Hussain Khan of Agra-Atrauli gharana. She has also learnt from Ata Hussain Khan and Sharafat Hussain Khan of the same gharana. She is considered as the heir of Agra-Atrauli gharana.
Tags Delhi, Sangeet Sabha, Live Broadcast, Sharafat Hussain Khan, Hem Kalyan, Nomtom Alap, Tabla, Pakhawaj, Ada Chautal, Improvization, Tihai, Faiyaz Khan, Tanpura, Temparament
Language Bengali

Vidushi Purnima Sen speaks:


 

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Purnima Sen speaks on Music criticism

Told by Vidushi Purnima Sen
Obtained by Sukanya Sarkar
Date 19th April 2015
Place 149/1C Rash Bihari Avenue. Kolkata -29
About the speaker Vidushi Purnima Sen is an exponent of Agra –Atruli gharana. She was the disciple of Vilayat Hussain Khan of Agra-Atrauli gharana. She has also learnt from Ata Hussain Khan and Sharafat Hussain Khan of the same gharana. She is considered as the heir of Agra-Atrauli gharana.
Tags Artist, Anga, Criticism, Reporting, Raga-Ragini, Economy times, Vilayat Khan, Critic, Listener
Language Bengali

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S.M. Tagore writes on Chhalikya Geet

Amrita Bazar Patrika published a letter from Raja Sourindra Mohun Tagore on page 3 of their 09 January 1873 edition.  Tagore wrote that he put his efforts to decipher the meaning of ‘Chhalikya Geet’ that occurred in the 147th chapter in the 21st sloka of Haribangsha. He did it under the requests of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar and Rajendra lal Mitra.

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Identified by Rajeswary Ganguly Banerjee, Project Fellow.

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My association with instrument makers—Purnima Sen speaks

Told by Vidushi Purnima Sen
Obtained by Sukanya Sarkar
Date 19th April 2015
Place 149/1C Rash Bihari Avenue. Kolkata -29
About the speaker Vidushi Purnima Sen is an exponent of Agra –Atruli gharana. She was the disciple of Vilayat Hussain Khan of Agra-Atrauli gharana. She has also learnt from Ata Hussain Khan and Sharafat Hussain Khan of the same gharana. She is considered as the heir of Agra-Atrauli gharana.
Tags Hemen Sen, Sarod, 1982, India festival, Craft Council of West Bengal, London, Instruments, Sitar, Sarod, khol, Tabla, Pahkhawaj, Harmonium, Hirenbabu
Language Bengali

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Learning experiences from my Gurus of Agra-Atrauli gharana—Vidushi Purnima Sen

Told by Vidushi Purnima Sen
Obtained by Sukanya Sarkar
Date 19th April 2015
Place 149/1C Rash Bihari Avenue. Kolkata -29
About the speaker Vidushi Purnima Sen is an exponent of Agra –Atruli gharana. She was the disciple of Vilayat Hussain Khan of Agra-Atrauli gharana. She has also learnt from Ata Hussain Khan and Sharafat Hussain Khan of the same gharana. She is considered as the heir of Agra-Atrauli gharana.
Tags Baroda, Kolkata, New Theatre, Assistant Music Director, Kshirodbaron, Kheyal, Thumri, Ram Mohan Library, Sandhya Mukherjee, Jamini Ganguli, Girija Shankar Chakraborty, Malkaunsh, Bhupali, Taan, Vistaar, Tabla, Kirtana, Ratneshwar Mukherjee, Bhajan, Rabindra sangeet, Bhupen Hazarika, 1957, Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vilayat Hussain Khan, Sumati Mutatkar, Ram Marathe, Gajanan Rao Joshi, Raga, Bandish, Ata Hussain khan, Mahishadala Rajbari, Desi Todi, Complex Taan, Sharafat Hussain Khan, Yunush Khan, Gara-Kanada, Simple Taan, Malkaunsh, Iman, Behag, 1980, 1960-61, 1970, Latafat Hussain Khan, Khadim Hussain, 1985, Sujani Malhar, Sur Malhar, Haji Sujan Khan, Deepak Jyot Raga, Nouharbani, All India Radio, Agra Gharana
Language Bengali

Vidushi Purnima Sen speaks:


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All Bengal Music Conference – 1940 – A Press Review

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1940 | Amrita Bazar Patrika  | page 7 | column-6

Pt. Omkarnath’s Demonstration

MUSIC CONFERENCE

Session Concludes To-day

 Pandit Omkarnath Thakur one of india’s front-row musicians sang at yesterday’s morning sitiing of the All Bengal Music Conference. The hall was full to its capacity and Panditji found a very appreciative audience who vociferously cheered him after his songs which made a piercing appeal to everyone’s heart. The great artist found himself in the best of moods and his Raga-Bhava hardly left anything to be desired. His Kheyals in Devgiri and Todi followed by a Bhajan of Suradas were extraordinarily rich in feeling-contents, his style springing out of an enrapturing variety of form. His artistry yesterday was an example of technical facility. The writer, however could not appreciate Panditji’s endeavour to introduce something like Ramayan Gan as he did in his Bhajan) on a Music Conference platform. It appeared to him to be something like an anti-climax.

There were other artists also who received high encomiums from the audience yesterday morning. They were Prof. Sawai Gandharva of Bombay who sang Kheyal in Multan and prof. Hamid Hussain Khan of Lucknow, the famous Sitaria who did Bilaskhani Todi. The famous tablchi of Benaras Prof. Anokhelal’s Lahara and accompaniment play were also much applauded.

Among others who demonstrated yesterday morning and on Sunday were the following:—

Mr. K.C. De (Dhrupad—Adana), Sj. Jitendra Nath Banerjee (Tappa), Prof. Krishna Rao of Poona (Kheyal in Darbari Kanada, Adana and Bhajan), Prof. V.N. Patwardhan (Kheyal in Malkoush), Prof. Hamid Hussain Khan (Sitar-Alap in Puria and Sohini Gat), Dance by Gopal Brajabashi, Dhrupad in Iman-Kalyan and Bhupali by Dani Babu, Tabla Lahara by Sj. Hirendra Kumar Ganguly, and Kheyal in Adana and Bhimpalashi by Niharrani (?) Dutt of Tata Nagar, Sitar in Bhairavi by Renuka Saha and Kheyal in Gaud Sarang by Pandit Ram Kissen Misra and brothers.

In the evening sitting yesterday Prof. Faiaz Khan, Prof. Sadiq Ali Khan, Miss Nina (Russian Dancer), Miss Sushila Varadaraja of Indore, Mr. K.C. Dey, Prof. Sambhu Maharaj, Master Attra, Prof. Genu of Poona, Sj. Birendra Kishore Roy Chaudhury and many other Calcutta artists demonstrated. A report of the sitting will be published tomorrow. In the evening sitting of 30th Sj. Bhagawat Ch. Banerjee sang Bhatiyali songs. And   on Sunday Sj Hirendra Kumar Ganguly did the Tabla Sangat with the Swarod play of Prof. Alauddin and Ali Akhbar. These two were not mentioned in our previous reports through inadvertence.

 

Note: This 1940 All Bengal Music Conference was held at Sree Cinema, 138 Cornwallis Street. [Ref. Advertisement in Amrita Bazaar Patrika, Jan 2, 1940)

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This press clipping was collected from the reference below:

“Amrita Bazar Patrika [Daily]. Vol: 72; Issue:02 (02 January 1940).” Accessed September 22, 2016. http://eap.bl.uk/database/large_image.a4d?digrec=4261887;catid=226571;r=26962.
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Identified by Rajeswary Ganguly Banerjee, Project Fellow.

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Mangla Prasad Sharma states the Traditional names of the parts of Sarengi and some other musical instruments

Told by Mangla Prasad Sharma
Obtained by Suranjita Paul
Date 14th September 2016
Place 128/1A, Raja Ram Mohan Roy  sarani (Amherst Street), Kolkata – 9
About the speaker Mangla Prasad Sharma is a renowned manufacturer and exporter of Indian traditional musical instruments.
Tags Hafiz Ali Khan, Amjad Ali Khan, Gwalior, Rampur, Sindhia Darwar, Madhav Rao Sindhia, Ali Akbar Khan, Rampur, Rewar Darwar, Annapurna Debi, Rabi Shankar, Chikari, Taraf, Drum size, Bridge, Sarangi, Tota, Taraf, Roda, Zil, Debar, Kharaj, Magaz, Chhauni, Posli, Mahjid, Chhati, Peda, Gaz, Parampara, Kanethi, Sarangi, Sarod, Sitar, Sundari, Sahanai, South India, Violin, Tarafdar Sitar, Veena, Surbahar, Sitar, Rabab, Sarod
Language  Bengali, Hindi, English

Mangla Prasad Sharma speaks:

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The old musical texts refer to the measurement of musical instruments and define the connection between the body of the musicians and the musical instruments. It is nice to observe the pride of Mr. Mangla Prasad Sharma as a possessor of the ancient wisdom and knowledge. — Editor


 

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