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South Asia Research and Information Institute, Dallas,

the Asian Studies Program, and the Department of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University


From Yā to Vīai:

South Indian Classical Music Before the 19th Century

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday, October 9, 2010

McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, Southern Methodist University



Pre-Karnatakan South Indian Art Music and Other Musical Systems of

Dr. N. Ramanathan, Professor of Indian Music (Retd.), University of Madras, India

The Evolution of Kīrtana in South Indian Classical Music

Dr. Sr. Margaret Bastin, Principal, Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts, Trichy, India

South Indian Music Before the Trinity: 17th and 18th Century Tamil Composers 

Dr. Matthew Allen, Jane E. Ruby Professor of Music and Chair, Music Department,

Wheaton College, Massachusetts

The Pāṇar: The Early Tamil Musicians and Their History

Dr. S. Palaniappan, President, SARII, Dallas

Music as a Cultural Resource: Early Modern Lineages of the Musical Tradition in Southern India

Dr. Lakshmi Subramanian, Professor of History,

Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India


Chaired by

Dr. Steven Lindquist

Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, SMU

Conference parking until 5 PM is free in the lot north of Dallas Hall on
Daniel Avenue for those who have pre-registered for the conference. They will be sent a parking pass that has to be displayed on the dashboard of the parked car. For Directions to Southern Methodist University, see

For free registration, email

For more information, call:

Steven Lindquist: (214) 768-2105   

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