Serfoji II (1798-1832) of Tanjore’s greatest legacy is his patronage of a generation of dance and music teachers, including the Tanjore Quartet who wrote hundreds of pieces which form the core of Bharatanatyam and Karnatik music today. This music, which is in Telugu, Tamil, Sanskrit, and Hindi, to name a few, are archived at the Saraswati Mahal Library. Serfoji II is responsible for introducing instruments like the violin to South Indian music.
(‘Scholar-king Serfoji II of Tanjore (1798-1832): Transforming Tradition, Shaping Modernity,’ Indira Peterson, January 9, 2016 at Jnanapravaha, Mumbai)

The Sattras of Assam were founded chiefly upon the principles of Srimanta Sankaradeva (1449-1568) with the main objective of propagating the Krishnaism (faith of worshipping only Krishna) concept among the common people.
(‘The legacy of Sattriya dance, drama and music’ by Bhabananda Barbayan, Nartanam, Apr – June 2016)

(Courtesy ‘Dances of the world on postage stamps,’ Alkis Raftis)

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