Music Research Newsletter 41

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Music Research News Letter -41

19-05-2017

Friends,

I] Featured Exhibit

The second in the series of the feature in our website www.musicresearchlibrary.net – ‘Featured Exhibit’ is ‘Saṅgitaratnākara’.Saṅgītaratnākara is a 13th century text on ‘Saṅgīta’ written by Śārṅgadēva at Dēvagiri (present day Daulatabad in Maharashtra). Exhibit: Saṅgitaratnākara.

In Saṅgītaratnākara, Saṅgīta is defined as an art form that combines ‘Gītam’ (melodic structures created by voice and stringed and wind instruments), ‘Vādyam’ (syllabic structures created by skin covered instruments) and ‘Nṛttam’ (visual forms created by movements of the various limbs of the human body).

 II] Seminars and Events 

Seminar on Saṅgitaratnākara.

A seminar on the ‘Codification of the Textual and Oral practices of Śārṅgadēva’ was conducted by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Delhi Kendra on the 27th and 28th of April 2017. The keynote address was given by Dr. K.D. Tripathi. The following papers were :

  • Anibaddha Gāna – Śārṅgadēva’s Exposition vis-à-vis Performance Practice Today – Krishna Bisht
  • Discovering Links with Oral Traditions of Dhrupad – Ritwik Sanyal
  • Understanding Saṅgitaratnākara’s Nartana Adhyāya through the prism of Kathak – Shovana Narayan
  • The Application of Swara scales from Vēda to Śārṅgadēva – Indrani Chakravathi
  • Impact of SR on Persian Works on Indian Musicology – An Exploratory View Point – Najma Parveen Ahmad
  • Before and After Śārṅgadēva’s Influence on the Concept and Practice of ‘Alaap’ – Richard Widdess
  • Possibilities of Exploring Lasyangas and Gharghara Through Present Day Odissi and Kathak – Parwati Dutta
  • A comparative study of Sālagasūḍa lakṣaṇa-s as seen in the Saṅgītaratnākara with Suḷādi notations of Thanjavur manuscripts – Arati Rao

III] Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals for IFA’s Arts Research Programme

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) announces Request for Proposals for the Arts Research Programme. The Arts Research programme supports scholars, researchers, and practitioners to undertake research into the various histories and expressions of artistic practices in India. It seeks to foster wider perspectives, understandings, interpretations and engagements in the arts.

IFA invites proposals for our Arts Research programme from researchers and practitioners who are interested in undertaking research projects that investigate marginalised or relatively unexplored areas; intend to create spaces for dialogue between theory and practice; offer new readings/frameworks of artistic practices; and use interdisciplinary approaches to break new conceptual ground, among other things.

Deadline for the final proposal is June 15, 2017.

For more information, please contact

Tanveer Ajsi,

Programme Executive,

India Foundation for the Arts,

‘Apurva’, Ground floor, No 259, 4th Cross,

Raj Mahal Vilas, IInd Stage, IInd Block,

Bengaluru 560 094

Tel: +91 80 23414681/82

E-mail: tanveerajsi@indiaifa.org

Website: www.indiaifa.org

Any queries to mrlibrary.adm@gmail.com will not be entertained.

IV] Announcements

A]  Academy for Dhrupad Music and Research ADMUR, Pune:

The fledgling academy ADMUR has been informally working on its objectives for the past two years.
OBJECTIVES
1. Dhrupad & Dhammar rendition pedagogy
2. Research on all aspects of the musical form
3. Promote and Preserve the art’s pristine values

For more information about this academy, please visit the Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/dhrupaddhamarmusic/

B] Lectures on Nāṭyaśāstra at Kalakshetra

A series of 25 hours of lectures on Nāṭyaśāstra at Kalakshetra by Dr. Bharat Gupt, Former Faculty, Delhi University have been captured in 53 videos and are available on Youtube – the first of these can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

The lectures-interactions provided a detailed exposition of all the principles of performance in each of the 36 chapters of the Nāṭyaśāstra and related them to the present genres of performance such as plays, cinema and sculpture. The text and the ensuing discussion on it were made a springboard to analyze and contrast many classical ideas with Indian modernity not only in the area of performing arts but also in the approach to life as a whole.

Related paradigms of Hindu performance such as līlā, avatāra, caritra, gods as human, concepts of saguṇa and nirguṇa worship were closely related to the ethos of Nāṭyaśāstra performace. Limitations of religious cultures that do not allow mimesis of incarnation or depiction of holy lives were also discussed. Puritanic, secular or propagandist approaches to art, and drama in particular, were contrasted with the Vaiṣṇava ethos that allows full scope of depiction of the divine as human
and the human as divine.

V] Updates to Websites

A] Updates to the website musicresearch.in (mr.in)

Research articles have been added to www.musicresearch.in and the details can be viewed on the home page of the website.

B] Updates to the website musicresearchlibrary.net (MRL)

Following are new additions in MRL in February 2017 – May 2017

1] Bibliography:

Biblio-Sangitaratnakara-2017may01-0008

2] Index:

Ndx-SangitaRatnakara-Seminar-SNA-1998-TOC-0014

Ndx-SangitaRatnakara-SwarBharati-2016-BVB-TOC-0015

3] Books:

Books in Bengali:

BkBen-GopeswarBanerjee-sangIta-Chandrika-Pt2-1917-0008

BkBen-IndubhushanRoy-Rabindra-sangita-Paricaya-pt1-1912-0010

BkBenHin-KrishnanandaVyasa-sangIta-rAga-kalapadruma-v1-1914-0001

BkBenHin-KrishnanandaVyasa-sangIta-rAga-kalapadruma-v3-1916-0001b

BkBenHin-RabindranathTagore-sangItagItAnjali-1927-0009

Books in English:

BkE-AvinashPandeya-Art-Kathakali-1961-0186

BkE-BalasundaramAK-Relics-Vijayanagara-1948-0187

BkE-GurusadayDutt-Folk-Dances-Bengal-1954-0188

BkE-HarBilasSarda-Maharana-Kumbha-1917-0189

BkE-HaridasMitra-Bibliography-Indian-Art-And-Aesthetics-1951-0190

BkE-HemendraDasgupta-Indian-Stage-1934-0191

BkE-HimanshuSBanerjee-Gita-Sutra-Sar-of-Krishnadhan-Banerjee-V2-Pt2-0192

BkE-JaduSarkar-Jarret-Aain-i-akbari-Trnsltn-v3-1978-0193

BkE-KrishnaRaoMV-Purandara-And-The-Haridasa-Movement-1966-0194

BkE-KrishnaswamiS-Musical-Instruments-Of-India-0195

BkE-MinakshiC-Administration-Social-Life-Pallavas-1938-0196

BkE-MrinaliniSarabhai-Sacred-Dance-India-1979-0197

BkE-NaiduMA-Kuchipudi-Classical-Dance-1975-0198

BkE-PandeyKC-Comparative-Aesthetics-V1-1959-0199

BkE-Prajnanananda-Historical-Development-Indian-Music-1963-0200

BkE-Prajnanananda-Historical-Study-Indian-Music-1965-0201

BkE-Prajnanananda-History-Indian-Music-v1-1963-0202

BkE-ProjeshBanerjee-Dance-of-India-1942-0203

BkE-PublicationsDivision-Indian-Dance-1954-0204

BkE-PublicationsDivision-Indian-Drama-1956-0205

BkE-Raghavan-Abhinavagupta-His-Works-1980-0206

BkE-RaghavanV-ed-Cultural-Leaders-Composers-1954-0207

BkE-RajagopalanN-Another-Garland-Bk2-1992-0208

BkE-RajanikantaRao-kshEtrayya-SahityaAkademi-1981-0210

BkE-RajanikantaRaoB-Ramadasu-1988-0209

BkE-RamakrishnaRaoAdapa-Annamacharya-1989-0211

BkE-RamaSastry-Surabhi-Theatres-1975-0212

BkE-RamaswamiSastriKS-Indian-Aesthetics-1928-0213

BkE-RamaswamiSastriKS-Indian-Concept-Beautiful-1947-0214

BkE-RosenthalEthel-Indian-Music-Its-Instruments-0215

BkE-SahasrabuddheBT-Hindu-Music-and-Gayana-Samaj-1887-0216

BkE-SambamurtiP-SyamaSastri-and-others-1934-0185

BkE-SandesaraBJ-Dayaram-1981-0217

BkE-ShuklaDN-Royal-Arts-Yantras-Citras-1967-0218

BkE-SrinivasanR-Facets-Indian-Culture-1962-0219

BkE-VidyaSarabhaiNawab-Illustrations-Indian-Music-Dance-Western-Indian-Style-1964-0220

BkE-Vijayanagara-Sexcentenary-Commemoration-Volume-1936-0221

BkE-Waldschmidt-Miniatures-Musical-Inspiration-V2-Pt1-1967-0222

BkE-YajnikRK-Indian-theatre-1933-0223

Books in Kannada:

BkKn-BSChandrakala-Nijaguna-Svara- Sarita-0048

BkKn-RRKeshavamurthy-Raga-Laksana-mattu-Raga-Kosha-0049

BkKn-Uragadrivasa-Vitthala-Prakashana-Sri-Vijaya-Dasaru-0050

BkKn-Vipanci-0051

Books in Tamiz:

BkTm-KrishnamurtiVe-Ayvu-vaTTak-kaTTuraikaL-v1-1995-0147

BkTm-KrishnamurtiVe-Ayvu-vaTTak-kaTTuraikaL-v2-1995-0148

BkTm-SuddhanandaBharati-SuddhAnanda-kIrtanAnjali-1963-0149

Books in Telugu:

BkTe-ManchalaJagannathaRao-Andhrula-sangItakala-1975-0129

BkTe-ManchalaJagannathaRao-Annamacarya-adhyAtma-SrngAra-sankIrtana-v2-1980-0026a

BkTe-ManchalaJagannathaRao-Annamacarya-adhyAtma-SrngAra-sankIrtana-v3-1980-0026b

BkTe-ManchalaJagannathaRao-kshEtrayya-padamulu-1973-0128

BkTe-VissaAppaRao-kshEtrayya-padamulu-1963-0018

4] Dissertations:

DissE-NameethaShah-Visualization-of-Indian-Classical-Music-2001-0074

5] Periodicals:

184th- Sri-Swati-Thirunal-Jayanthi-Souvenir-1997

Sri-Haridasa-Bharati-1956-April

6] Source texts:

TxtKn-SathyanarayanaR-sangItaratnAkara-comm-nihSankahRdaya-1968-0001 (The earlier scanned images of the text spanning four files have been replaced by a single smaller file)

TxtSkt-nATyaSAstra-BharataMuni-Kavyamala-1943-0117

TxtSkt-nATyaSAstra-MMGhosh-Text-v1-ch1to27-1967-0118

TxtSkt-nATyaSAstra-MMGhosh-Text-v2-ch28to36-1956-0118a

TxtSkt-sangItamAlikA-of-MahammadShah-1948-0119

TxtSkt-sangItarAja-PremlataSharma-BHU-1963-Pt1-0120

TxtSkt-sangItarAja-PremlataSharma-BHU-1963-Pt2-0120a

TxtSkt-sangItarAja-PremlataSharma-BHU-1963-Pt3-0120b

TxtSktTe-bhAvaprakASanamu-APSNA-1973-0121

TxtSktTe-nRttaratnAvali-of-JayaSenapati-APSNA-1969-0122

7] Manuscript Catalog:

MssCat-OppertG-Lists-Sanskrit-Mss-Private-Libraries-Southern-India-1883-0037

8] Information about Periodicals (Journals and Magazines) in musicresearchlibrary.net

The Tables of Content for the following periodicals for issues pertaining to Jan 2017 – May 2017 have been added in the website:

Arati Rao, Vidya Jayaraman and N. Ramanathan

email: mrlibrary.adm@gmail.com