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  • TARJUMA-I-MANAKUTUHALA & RISALA-I-RAGADARPANA

    ISBN : 81-208-1282-4
    Edited By :SHAHAB SARMADEE

    (1996 lxviii+314pp)
    Rs.500.00

    This is the first Persian text brought out in the Kalāmūlaśāstra Series. The volume presents a combined text on music in Persian that was compiled during the seventeenth century CE. The fact of its being a combined text has gone unnoticed till recently. Read More

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  • DATTILAM of DATTILA MUNI

    ISBN : 81-208-0586-0
    Edited By :MUKUND LATH

    (1988, xvii+236pp, textual notes., com., appen., bibl.)
    Rs.300.00

    The Dattilam, ascribed to Dattila Muni, is a remarkable treatise from the earliest known period of organized systematic writing on music in India. The work can be placed in the same period as that of the available recension of the Nāṭyaśāstra of Bharata MuniRead More

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  • THE PUSPA-SUTRA: A PRATISAKHYA OF SAMAVEDA

    ISBN : 81-208-1792-3(set)
    Edited By :G. H. TARLEKAR

    (2001, 2 vols., xxxii+415pp, appen. bibl.)
    Rs.1,550.00

    The Puṣpa-Sūtra is one of the major ancillary works in the Sāman technical literature attributed to the Kauthuma and Rāṇāyaṇīya schools. It deals with the Sāman melodies and their structure.Read More

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  • BRHADDSI of SRI MATANGA MUNI

    ISBN : 81-208-1031-7
    Edited By :PREM LATA SHARMA

    (1992, Vol.I, xviii+193pp)
    Rs.275.00

    The Bṛhaddeśī ascribed to Mataṅga Muni, and most probably belonging to the sixth century CE, is a landmark in Saṅgītaśāstra for more than one reason. It is the solitary text that forges a link between Nāṭyaśāstra and Dattilam Read More

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  • CATURDANDIPRAKASIKA of SRI VENKATAMAKHIN

    ISBN : 81-208-1851-2
    Edited By :R. SATHYANARAYANA

    (2006, xxv+472 pp)
    Rs.3,000.00

    The Caturdaṇḍīprakāśikā (c. CE 1650) of Venkatamakhin is a fundamental treatise of Karnataka music and marks the rearguard in the renaissance of Indian music. It has launched a crucial, conceptual revolution which has metamorphosed this musical system into an enduring and attractive paddhatiRead More

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  • MATRALAKSANAM

    ISBN : 81-208-0585-5
    Edited By :WAYNE HOWARD

    (1988, xvi,+98 pp,musical notations, bibl)
    Rs.150.00

    The publication of this volume has laid the foundation of the IGNCA’s programme of publishing fundamental texts of the Indian traditions in original with translations. The importance of this text is enhanced by the fact that it represents two very important śakhās (recensions) of the Sāmaveda – Rāṇāyanīya and Kauthuma-on chanting. Read More

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  • NARTANANIRNAYA of SRI PANDARIKA VITTHALA

    ISBN : 81-208-1217-9
    Edited By :R. SATHYANARAYANA

    (1994, Vol. I, xiii+357pp.)
    Rs.450.00

    The Nartananirṇaya is one of the notable Sanskrit treatise on Indian music and dance, appearing after the Saṅgītaratnākara of Śārṅgadeva. Its author Śrī Paṇḍarīka Viṭṭhala (sixteenth century) was a profound and versatile scholar who had also written Ṣaḍrāgacandrodaya, Rāgamālā, Rāgamañjarī, Dūtīkarmaprakāśa and Śīghrabodhinī-nāmamālā.Read More

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  • RAGALAKSANA SRI MUDDHUVNKATAMAKHIN

    ISBN : 978-81-208-3408-8
    Edited By :R. SATHYANARAYANA

    (2010, xvii + 376 pp)
    Rs.900.00

    The Rāgalakṣaṇam was composed by Mudduveṅkaṭamakhin in Tanjore in the early eighteenth century CE. It is an important text of Karnataka music and appeared in an effervescent epoch in the development of this music system of which it deals only with rāga…Read More

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    RAGAVIBODHA

    ISBN : 978-81-208-3794-2

    (2014, xlv+391pp.)
    Rs.600.00

    The Ragavibodha is a masterpiece on musicology from the 17th century. It was composed by SomanŒtha to address the existing contradictions between the ancients’ theory and prevailing performance practices; thus making it an indispensable treatise, to be included in the Kalamulasastra series of the IGNCA.

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  • SANGITANARAYANA of SRI PURUSOTTAMA MISRA

    ISBN : 978-81-208-3289-3
    Edited By :Mandakaranta Bose

    (2009, xix + 968 pp)
    Rs.2,100.00

    The Saṅgītanārāyaṇa is a Sanskrit text on music and dance written in the seventeenth century by Puruṣottama  Miśra, a minister at the court of King Gajapati Nārāyaṇadeva of Parlākimiḍi in Orissa and his instructor in musicology, with the assistance of the king…Read More

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