Thursday, January 26, 2012

The best of Tamil art: Fragrance of Jasmine

A dancer n Mridangam player from Darasuram
I have been working on my book on the Art of Tamils: Fragrance of Jasmine. I travel often and long in Tamilnadu and study the exquisite art that was created by Pallavas, Pandyas, Cholas and Cheras. cholas are more famous for their monumental temples at Thanjavur, Gangaikondcholapuram, Darasuram and Kamphareswra temples. Darasuram near Kumbakonam is regarded as sculptors paradise. Here I have added a beautiful relief of a vigorous dancer and equally vigorous mridangam player.