Overview for 108 Divya Ragams: Appreciating the Beauty of Carnatic Music: With CD (In 2 Volumes)
108 Divya Ragams, a book on Carnatic Music is aimed at persons with a little or no knowledge about Carnatic Music. It comprises of 9 chapters. Varnam introduces you to the various aspects of Carnatic Music through a number of interesting questions. Krithi takes you on an exciting voyage into the world of 108 Ragams selected by the author. Ragam Tanam Pallavi tells you the importance of lyrics in Carnatic Music and takes you to meet 72 important composers. Tani Avarthanam tells you about the musicians-both vocalists and instrumentalists. Javali talks about the use of Carnatic Music in Tamil films. Tillana is an introduction into the fascinating world of cryptic crosswords using Carnatic Music terms. Raga Malika is a medley of jokes, cryptograms, puzzles, trivia and limericks about the various aspects and personalities of Carnatic Music. Mangalam provides the details of websites and books from which materials have been used in this book. Keerthana is a separate volume containing an alphabetical list of about 10000 compositions. There is a multimedia CD-ROM accompanying the book which is intended to be a convenient reference and educational resource for persons desirous of knowing about Carnatic Music.
S. Parthasarathy (Author)
S. Parthasarathy is an officer of Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) and is currently Financial Adivser and Chief Accounts Officer (FA & CAO) of Southern Railway. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from Madras University and joined the Railways in 1970. He has worked in various capacities in Indian Railways. Some of these are as Divisional/Senior Accounts Officer in Solapurs, Vijayawada, Secunderabad and Kota, Electronic Data Processing Manager in Chittaranjan; Professor/Railway Staff College in Vadodara; Divisional Railway Manager in Tinsukia; FA & CAO on Western Railway & Central Railway in Mumbai and FA & CAO, ICF in Chennai. He has also served outside the Railways on deputation as Internal Financial Adviser & Head Accounts Division of BARC and as Member, Finance of KVIC, both in Mumbai. Shri Parthasarathy has traveled widely in India as well as Europe where he had gone on training a number of times. Shri Parthasarathy is a self-confessed addict of Carnatic music, Cryptic Crosswords and Computers.