Composer Showcase

Subramania Bharathi

The poet, freedom fighter and social reformer, in connection with his birth anniversary on December 11.

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Subramania Bharathi

The poet, freedom fighter and social reformer, in connection with his birth anniversary on December 11.

Subramania Bharati was poet, freedom fighter and social reformer, all rolled into one. His poems have an urgency and lyrical intensity that has seldom been matched since. He himself set most of his songs to music, and one of his primary aims was that everyone should sing his songs so the message could seep into their consciousness. Almost all the songs that are sung today have been retuned variously, often to good effect. On this showcase featuring Subramania Bharati, his great-grandson, the vocalist Rajkumar Bharati, speaks about some of these poems and also about the vision of the man who in many ways was far ahead of his times in his idealism and social consciousness and his ability to effortlessly syncretize the diverse and contradictory aspects of life through a unifying vision. This highlight is in connection with Subramania Bharati's birth anniversary on December 11.

Songs in this Program