Sangita Sampradaya Pradarsini (English Web Edition)

Sangita Sampradaya Pradarsini

The Sangita Sampradaya Pradarsini of Subbarama Dikshitar is an important text on South Indian Musicology. It was published in Telugu in the year, 1904 at Ettayapuram, Tamilnadu. It contains sections on musicology, biographies of composers and short descriptions of the ragas of South Indian music that follow the scheme established by Venkatamakhin and his descendants / followers.It also has notated compositions to illustrate these ragas. To commemorate the 100 years of its publication in 1904, an English translation was undertaken by Vidya Jayaraman and Dr.P.P.Narayanaswami, along with a team of volunteer proofreaders. The English web edition is based on the original Telugu version and includes all the Gamaka symbols (ornamentations)  and Svara notations as given in the original Edition. We have also given here the Vaggeyakara Caritamu or the Biographical accounts of Composers.

Based on feedback for a print edition , a printed edition of this work was released which includes the Sangita Lakshana Pracina Paddhati, Lakshana Sangraha and the section "Instructions for understanding the printed mistakes". Prof. S.R.Janakiraman has provided the translation and critical commentary for this work.

- Prof.S.R.Janakiraman, Musician-Musicologist, Chennai - Translation and Critical Commentary Technical and scholarly inputs at various stages of this project were generously provided by:
- Dr. N.Ramanathan,Musicologist, Chennai, and
- Dr. R.S.Jayalakshmi, Vina Vidushi Chennai

Some footnotes, clearly marked by the symbol “ED ” that appear in this work, are results of their concrete suggestions.

Updated version of Volume I and Vaggeyakaracaritram uploaded 03/08/2011
Updated version of Volume III, Appendix and Vaggeyakara Caritram uploaded 06/04/2011