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Bahiṇābāī

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Hinduism — Social and Cultural History.

(c.1628–c.1700)

A Vaiṣṇava poet-saint from Maharashtra. She left an autobiography (Ātmanivedana) in

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Begum Akhtar

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Social and Cultural History.

She was earlier known as Akhtaribai Faizabadi.

Her mother Mushtaribai trained Akhtar in the primers of music. During her

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M.S. Subbulakshmi

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Social and Cultural History.

She was the first ever musician to be honoured with the Bharat Ratna, the nation's highest civilian honour, after a

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Ramayana

Overview page. Subjects: Social and Cultural History — Indian Music — Religious Studies — History — Customs and Traditions.

In the form attributed to the legendary sage Vālmīki, one of two great Sanskrit Epics (the other being the

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