Music and Arts in Hyderabad
Here are the first 14 pages of the book containing the Table of Contents and the Illustration Index.
The book is available ion Amazon worldwide, e.g. in US
and in India (in Rupees)
I am happy to report the publication of the above book. It is written by Kamalakar Pasupuleti, edited by Surjit Singh, Foreword by Dr Mythili Anoop, an eminent dancer and guest faculty at University of Hyderabad. Here is the description of the book,
"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."