Music Research Newsletter – 44

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Music Research Newsletter – 44



What’s new in Music Research Library


We would like to thank the following contributors to the Music Research Library:
Sri Lakshman Ragade for his contribution of books, Dr Rajshri Sripathy for loaning books that were scanned and uploaded, Mr. M Subramanian for contributing his article, Vidwan Sri R.N. Thyagarajan and Ms. Aishwarya Mahesh for articles contributed, Dr. Radha Sarangapani, Dr. Mallika Banerjee, Dr. R. N. S. Saileswari, Dr. Meera Rajaram and Dr. Udaya Kiran for their help in consolidating lists of Ph. D., M. Phil and M. A. Dissertations from various Universities.

New Uploads

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Useful Links Page

A separate page has been created that has links to other websites – please click here to view the page.

Requests for Proposal

Request for Proposal from the India Foundation for the Arts:

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) ) invites proposals from artists for Arts Projects in government schools in Karnataka. This is part of the Kali Kalisu initiative of IFA, the aims of which are

  • To enrich curriculum and classroom teaching through artistic interventions.
  • To create opportunities for artists and teachers to become joint stakeholders in the school community.
  • To set in motion, processes that will develop concrete pedagogical approaches for arts integration in school curricula.

The Application Deadline is Friday, November 30th, 2018. Please visit for more details.  
Contact: Please address your application or any queries to Krishnamurthy TN at orRadhika Bharadwaj at Any queries to will not be entertained.

Book Releases

Kannada Suladigalu

Editor: Meera Rajaram Pranesh

About the book:

‘Kannada Suladigalu’ is a book of six Suḷādi songs composed by Vyasaraya and Purandara Dasa with notations in Kannada and english. The lyrics along with their meaning and an analysis of the structure of the Suḷādi-s are included in the book. The book has an article on Sulādi-s by Arati Rao. A DVD consisting of the musical presentation of the Suḷādi-s published in this book has also been released along with the book.

Publisher: Vanamala Centre for Art and Culture

Edition: First Edition, 10 October 2018

Genre: Music History

Language: English and Kannada

Price: Rs. 250/-


Namma Preetiya Vidushi Sharada

Editor: Meera Rajaram Pranesh

About the book:

This is a commemorative volume on Prof. T. Sharada containing articles written by her students.

Publisher: Vanamala Centre for Art and Culture

Edition: First Edition, 10 October 2018

Genre: Biography

Language: Kannada

Price: Rs. 50



Website Recommendations

SHAMSA Database

Category: Sources of Research

The following is a database uploaded by the scholar Katherine Butler Schofield to the website, which gives many sources useful for research in Music and Dance in South Asia.


Category: Sources of Research

Sahapedia is an open online resource on the arts, cultures and heritage of India. At Sahapedia, one can read articles, watch videos, listen to interviews, and browse image galleries.

Indian Classical Music Mapping of Kolkata project

Category: Sources of Research

The department of Instrumental Music, Rabindra Bharati University has undertaken a research project ‘Indian Classical Music Mapping of Kolkata’ under the University Grants Commission’s SAP-DRS. This research project is involved in an extensive documentation of the presence of Indian Classical Music [ICM] in various forms in Kolkata and their impacts on Kolkata’s city life.

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