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[i]VIOLIN MAESTRO B.R. GOVINDASWAMY
Those were the days! The second decade of the last century. The year was 1917. The first disastrous conflagration called the first World War, was on its last legs. It was the war between imperialist powers grabbing colonies and subjecting the natives to exploitation and poverty.
Even though India was one of them, brought under the British rule and struggling to remove its shackles, the remote villages particularly in the old Mysore State were unscathed and continued to be complacent, thinking that their ruler was in the Palace and everything was all right. Chikkaballapur in Kolar district was one of them. It was not a village but the administrative centre of the taluk of the same name, and one could call it a town ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬"