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Textual tradition in Indian musical aesthetics dates to the era of Bharata’s Natya Shastra approximately the 5th century B.C. Periodic contributions by musicologists and scholars of aesthetics continued till Govindacharya’s time, the 18th Century A.D., when this tradition ebbed. The paucity of contemporary Literature on Carnatic music is a lacuna, which has led to mistaken impressions that it is not system oriented. Hence any tangible contribution on the theoretics of the Carnatic music is welcome


With this vision in mind Ganamrutha Prachuram was established by Late Mr. A. S. Panchapakesa Iyer. The focus was to bring a concise account of Sangeetha Sastra. The books (number of titles across Tamil, English, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam) – covers a wide spectrum, from the genesis of music to modern kutcheri practise. The contents are in classical and correct sequence, in a comprehensive, yet simple manner. The Ganamrutha series books focus on the practical side of music with adequate notations which helps students who are learning Carnatic music on various instruments. It is marked by expressional simplicity and clarity. Seldom does one find a book with so much information in a concise and condensed manner. These books will enthral both the ‘Paamara’ and the Pandit

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