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Shruti comes from sanskrit word “Shru” which means listening.The smallest interval of pitch that human ear can detect.In a Saptak there are 22 Shrutis.They are as follows:Sa-4,Re-3,Ga-2,Ma-4,Pa-4,Dh-3 and Ni-2.From these 22 Shrutis,only 12 are selected to be 7 Shudh Swars and 5 Vikrit Swars(komal and teevr).In a Saptak ,from any Swar to a difference of 10th Shruthi the Swar which comes is known as the Madhyam of Mool Swar(ie Major Sur).It is also known as “Shadaj Madhyam Samvad”or “Shadaj Madhyam Bhaav”.In the same way from any swar of the saptak ,the swar which comes after the diffrence of 14 shruthi is known as “Shadaj Pancham Samvad”or “Shadaj Pancham Bhaav”.In Shudh swar saptak the combination Sa Pa,Re Dh,Ga Ni ,are of “Shadaj Pancham Bhaav”.The combination of Sa Ma,Re Pa ,are of “Shadaj Madhyam Samvad”.Vadi Samvadi Swar are decided on the basis of this.


When the girl in the rusty attic met Shrutilata

At different walks of life you find different people, some who have decided what they some who are still wondering whether X is more important or Y. 794 more words


Shruti Menon (1637254) -“William Carlos Williams : An American Master” - Lizotte A., Paul.

In this article, Paul A. Lizotte decodes the man that was William Carlos Williams. Lizotte explores the complexity of his character – as a man and as a poet – in the 20th century, and his immense influence on younger poets, including Ginsberg. 100 more words


Shruti Menon (1637254) -“Beat Generation Literary Criticism” - Theado, Matt

This article is an extract from the journal on Contemporary Literature, and is from Page 747-761, Volume 45, Number 4.

I found this article interesting because here, Matt Theado explores the literary merit that was accorded to the poets and writers of the Beat Generation. 171 more words


Shruti Menon (1637254) : “The Beat Generation : They Were Hipsters Not Beatniks” - Huddleston M., Diane

In this article, Diane M. Huddleston looks at the origins of the beat generation, and where their underlying philosophies came from. Here, the Beat Generation is looked at as a post-war movement in America, by a wave of the disillusioned youth that was expected to go to school, get jobs, get married (in a society that propagated heterosexuality as the norm) and lead static, fixed lives with very rigid notions of morality and social conformity. 94 more words


Shruti Menon (1637254) :“Dostoevsky and the Beat Generation” - Bloshteyn, Maria.

I found this article immensely interesting because it identified the power that a 19th century Russian writer had over a 20th century counter culture movement in America. 121 more words