Re: GIta

Sridhar Basavaraju (ghantasa@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu)
Mon, 4 May 1998 14:20:32 -0400 (EDT)


My understanding of ghantasala's version of the gita was that he was
advanced in sickness by the time he had begun recording the work and had
to selectively pick out the verses in such a way that the audience would
get the main idea of each chapter.  THerefore, one will notice that the
verses are reflective of the theme of each chapter.  I think it is safe to
speculate that had his health been fine, the singer would have attempted
to make at least an honest effort at recording all of the verses.  I think
that by this time, he was also making way for younger singers to come in
and perhaps he would have tried to develop his artistic interests by
singing more gita and other masterpieces.  What does everyone else think?
Sridhar