Mysuru : The His Highness Sri Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Foundation (HHSNW Foundation) will release a book titled ‘Celebrating the Arts – Forty Years of the International Music and Arts Society in Bangalore’ authored by Urmila Devi Kotda Sangani, Indira Brunner Chandrasekhar and Prateeti Punja Ballal at Jaganmohan Palace Auditorium, Mysuru on September 16 at 6 pm.
The book encapsulating the 40-year history of the Indian Music and Arts Society (IMAS) traces IMAS’ journey. The book also features a selection of over 130 events that IMAS has organised and they will be launched by HH Dr. Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, President of the HHSNW Foundation.
The International Music and Arts Society was founded by Rani Vijaya Devi Kotda Sangani in Bangalore in December 1974, on the suggestion of her brother, the late Maharaja of Mysore, Sri Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar. Since its inception, the IMAS has remained dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of the arts for contemporary audiences while carrying forward the legacy of culture of the Mysore Palace.
Authors Urmila Devi Kotda Sangani, Indira Brunner Chandrasekhar and Prateeti Punja Ballal will be present and share their thoughts about the book.
The Karnataka Police Band (Formerly Mysore Palace Band) will be performing selected Kritis composed by the Maharaja late Sri Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar at the event.