Category Archives: Craftsmen

The Veena maker of Gandhi Bazaar

The first and obvious thing you will notice when you enter Raju’s shop are the Veenas – and lots of them, of all varieties. Ofcourse, you’ll also notice Raju himself – a bespectacled, middle aged man with a moustache working … Continue reading

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The Bobilli Veena

Excerpted from the article When strings speak by Aparna Menon in The Hindu: The Bobbili Veena from Andhra Pradesh was made by the craftsmen of the Sarwasiddi community of Gollapali. Instrumental music has always been a part of Indian Culture … Continue reading

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Government neglecting traditional veena makers

It is a double whammy for traditional veena makers here with general patronage for this musical instrument coming down and the State Government offering no encouragement in the form of providing loans or helping in procurement of raw material – … Continue reading

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