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I have collected the following articles and biographical sketches from postings on the newsgroup rec.music.indian.classical, The Hindu , other Carnatic websites and personal contributions. I take no responsibility for the accuracy of the articles below as they may contain errors and omissions.

Many thanks to the respective contributors.

General References

Composers

Artiste Biographies

Miscallaneous Articles

General References

Carnatic Music Primer
Introduction to Carnatic Music (Royal Carpet Carnatic Page)
A Gentle Introduction to Carnatic Music (Madhavan Ramesh/Khazana)
What is Carnatic Music? (Answers.com)
Dictionary of Carnatic Music Terms (Saigan.com)
Introduction to Carnatic Raga (Royal Carpet Carnatic Page)
Alapana, A Gentle Introduction
Improvisation in Carnatic Music
Melakarta Guide (melakarta.com)

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Composers

Composers from Andhra Pradesh Ashok Madhav 
Gopalakrishna Bharathi
Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavathar
 
Karnataka Composers  Ashok Madhav
Kerala Composers Ashok Madhav
Muthuswamy Dikshitar
Muthuswamy Dikshitar Home Page
Narayana Theertha Courtesy of The Hindu
Nilakanta Sivan
Oothukkadu Venkatubbiayar
Papanasam Sivan
Papanasam Sivan Courtesy South Asian Women's Forum
Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar
Pre-trinity Composers
Purandaradasa Courtesy dwaita.org
Shyama Shastri
Swati Tirunal
Thyagaraja 2
Thyagaraja: Messenger of Rama
Tribute to Thyagaraja Courtesy South Asian Women's Forum

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Artiste Biographies

Alathur Brothers
Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar
Bangalore Nagarathnammal 2
Chitraveena Ravikiran - interview
D. K. Jayaraman
D. K. Pattammal
D. K. Pattammal 2 (Courtesy vasumathi.net)
G. N. Balasubramanian
G. N. Balasubramanian 2 Courtesy The Hindu
G. N. Balasubramaniam 3 Ashok Madhav
Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavathar 1
Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavathar 2
K. J. YesudasCourtesy of The Hindu
Krishnanand Courtesy of The Hindu
K. V. NayaranaswamyCourtesy of The Hindu
Lalgudi Gopala Iyer Courtesy of The Hindu
Lalgudi Jayaraman - interview
M. Chandrasekharan (Courtesy vasumathi.net)
M. D. Ramanathan
M. D. Ramanathan 2
M. D. Ramanthan 3 Courtesy of The Hindu
M. L. Vasanthakumari
M. L. Vasanthakumari 2 Courtesy of The Hindu
M. L. Vasanthakumari 3 Courtesy of The Hindu
M. S. Sheela
M. S. Subbulakshmi 1
M. S. Subbulakshmi 2
Madurai Mani Iyer
Madurai Mani Iyer 2
Madurai T. N. Seshagopalan
Maha Vaidyanatha Sivan
Maha Vaidyanatha Sivan
Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer
Mani Krishnaswami
Mudikondan Venkatarama Iyer Courtesy carnatica.net
Mysore Doreswamy Iyengar 1
Mysore Vasudevachar
Nadhaswaram greats (Courtesy vasumathi.net)
N. Ramani (Courtesy vasumathi.net)
N. Ravikiran
Neyveli Santhanagopalan - interview courtesy kutcheribuzz.com
Padmavathy Ananthagopalan
Palghat Rama Bhagavathar 2
Palghat Mani Iyer A. Madhav
Priya Sisters - interview courtesy kutcheribuzz.com
P. S. Narayanaswamy Courtesy of The Hindu
R. Vedavalli
R. Vedavalli - interview courtesy kutcheribuzz.com
Ramand Krishnan
Ranjani & Gayatri - interview courtesy kutcheribuzz.com
S. Balachander
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer - Last of the Titans Courtesy of The Hindu
Semmangudi - tributes Courtesy of The Hindu
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 1
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 2
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer - interview Courtesy of Frontline
Sudha Ragunathan - interview courtesy kutcheribuzz.com
T. Brinda
T. H. Vinayakram
T. K. Rangachari - Ashok Madhav
T. M. Thiagarajan Courtesy of The Hindu
T. N. Krishnan - interview
T. N. Rajaratnam Pillai
T. N. Seshagopalan Courtesy The Hindu  
T. N. Seshagopalan 2 Courtesy The Hindu
T. R. Balamani (Courtesy vasumathi.net)
T. R. Subramanyam
T. V. Ramprasadh
Tanjore S. Kalyanaraman
Tiger Varadachariar
Trichur V Ramachandran - interview courtesy of Hindu Online
Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman 2
Umayalpuram Sivaraman
Vellore Ramabhadran - interview courtesy kutcheribuzz.com
Voleti Venkateswarulu
Violin Maestros of the Past
Walajapet Venkataramana Bhagavatar
More profiles of artistes (from Saigan.com)

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Miscellaneous Articles

Chitta swaram in Carnatic music compositions A Madhav
Commentary on Sri Subrahmanyaya Namaste
Concerted support for Carnatic Music 125 years of The Hindu
Derivation of the 22 Sruthis S. Vidyasankar
Eka Raga Kritis in Carnatic Music  A. Madhav
Experiments in Shruthi
Indian Music Therapy Courtesy Music Therapy Today
Janya Raga Classification
Kalyani Courtesy South Asian Women's Forum
Keyboards, Synthesizers and Carnatic Music Mohan Ayyar
Krithis on Ganesha and Hamsadhwani Ashok Madhav
Khamas & Harikambhoji Courtesy South Asian Women's Forum
Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer's 72 Mela Ragamalika
Melakarta Raga Nomenclature
Memorable Moments Ashok Madhav
Mistaken Identity of Carnatic Music Compositions Ashok Madhav
Mysore Vasudevacharya's thoughts
Ornamentation in South Indian Music and the Violin Gordon Swift
Palghat Mani Iyer's thoughts
Prakshipta krithis of Saint Thyagaraja
Promoting Carnatic Music
Questionable Compositions of Muthuswamy Dikshitar Ashok Madhav
Renaissance in Tamil Music Ashok Madhav
S. Balachander on Pallavi
Sanskrit compositions of Papanasam Sivan Ashok Madhav
Social history of music in contemporary Kerala
Some Unusual Compositions in Carnatic Music Ashok Madhav
The Compositions of Lalgudi Jayaraman
The Foundations of Carnatic Music
The Indelible Impact of Thyagaraja on Carnatic Music A. Madhav
The Krithi  G. N. Balasubramaniam
The Saraswati Veena Courtesy South Asian Women's Forum
Therapeutic effect of music Courtesy of The Hindu
Trendsetters in Carnatic Music
Two illustrious composers: Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar and Mysore Vasudevacharya A. Madhav
Vedic Recitation
Why is the Mrudanga So Called?

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I would be interested in getting quality articles on artistes such as Ramnad Krishnan, T. R. Mahalingam and others. Please contact us if you can help. If you find any links that do not seem to work, please inform me. Alternatively, if you have a home page or link you would like me to add here, feel free to email me.


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