Critically edited & translated with commentary and notes; (Kalamulasastra Series Vol.24 & 25)
Vol.1: xxv, 471p.+561p., Abb., Index, 25 cm.
Vol. 2: Makhihrdaya: A Critical Study
Caturdandiprakasika of Venkatamakhin is a fundamental treatise of Karnataka music and marks the rearguard in the renaissance of India music. It has launched a crucial, conceptual revolution which has metamorphosed this musical system into an enduring and attractive paddhati. It has been profoundly influencing every musician, musiocologists and composer of South India ever since it was written. This influence will remain undimmed in the foreseeable future. Caturdandiprakasika is written in ten chapters; Vina, Sruti, Svara, Mela, Raga, Alpha, Thaya, Gita, Prabandha and Tala. Caturdandiprakasika is being issued in two volumes: The first volume consists of the critically edited Text, English Translation, Text-Critical Comments, Critical and Explanatory Notes, several Indexes and a detailed Critical Introduction. The second volume is a detailed commentary of Caturdandprakasika called Makhihedaya, which would be published in due course.