Music Research Newsletter 43

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Music Research Newsletter – 43



What’s new in Music Research Library

Merger of websites

The two sites and have now merged! We have closed and moved its contents to  In the ‘’ site, a menu ‘‘ has been created which will house some of the earlier contributions of senior scholars. Please like and follow our Facebook page for latest news and updates.


We would like to acknowledge our gratitude to Prof. R N Iyengar,  Sri Mannarkoil J Balaji and Prof. William Jackson for their articles and to Sri Aravindh Ranganathan for the scan images of some manuscripts. We are very thankful to Ms. K. Srilatha for her help in re-designing the Music Research Newsletter.

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Admission Notification

The Department of Indian Music, University of Madras, announces admissions to the following programs for the current academic year 2018 – 19 :

  1. PG: M A Indian Music
  2. PG: M A Bharatanatyam ( self supportive)
  3. PG: M A Rhythmology (regular and self – supportive)
  4. MPhil: Full-time and Part-time
  5. Diploma: Teaching methodology in Music
  6. Diploma: Abhinaya and Nattuvangam
  7. Certificate Course in Karnatik Music (6 months)
  8. Certificate Course in Voice Training (3 months)

The last date for registration is 18.06.2018. For more details, please visit Any queries to mrlibrary.adm@gmail.comwill not be entertained.

Requests for Proposal

Request for Proposal from India Foundation for the Arts:

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with Saptak Archives, Ahmedabadinvites applications for Two Archival Fellowships under the IFA Archival and Museum Fellowships initiative for a period of one year each. Two Fellowships will be awarded for projects to Identify audio/video material at the Archives around a theme of their choice – AND Engage with recordings of gharana traditions. The Application Deadline is Wednesday, May 30, 2018Please visit for more details.  


Please address your application or any queries to Suman Gopinath at Any queries to mrlibrary.adm@gmail.comwill not be entertained.

Book Releases

History of Indian Philosophy

Editor: Purushottama Bilimoria
About the book:

The book is a volume in the Routledge History of World Philosophies, in which there is an article on the Indian philosophy of music, by William J. Jackson.

Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (4 December 2017)
Edition: First Edition, 4 December 2017
Genre: Philosophy/Music
Language: English


Website Recommendations

Website on Dhrupad

Category: Music History
About the website:

This website which gives information about Dhrupad  has been created by Ashish Sankrityayan, an exponent of the Dagar tradition of Dhrupad. In this context we would like to add that  has some of the issues of Dhrupad Annual edited by Premlata Sharma.

National Digital Library of India website

Category: Library
About the website:

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility.

Andhrabharati website

Category: Song Lyrics
About the website:

This website furnishes in telugu script, sāhitya (lyrics) of compositions of many vāggeyakāra-s.

Vāragraha kṛti-s of Muthiah Bhagavathar on Youtube

Category: Songs
About the video:

The video is a slide-show which is a rare production of seven kṛti-s) called “Vāragraha Kṛti-s” of Gayaka Shikhaamani, Sangeetha Kalaanidhi Dr. L. Muthia Bhagavatar (1877-1945), Musician-in Chief of the Court of the Princely State of Mysore, Southern India. This video  is created and narrated by Dr. S.N. Balasubrahmanyam with technical assistance by Vibhavaree Gargeya, drawings by S. Rajam and violin by Shri Raman Iyer.

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