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An Analytical Study of Sangitasamayasara of Sri Parsvadeva

M Vijaylakshmi (Author)
Synopsis Sangitasamayasara is a treatise on desi (local of folk) music and dance prevalent in 13th century. This work is ascribed to Sri Parsvadeva, a Jain Acharya who was widely acclaimed for his musical knowledge. This work is exclusively devoted to the topics, terms and technique of the prevalent desi music (vocal and instrumental) and dance. The author favours the artists of desi music and dance more than the artists with the knowledge of only margi music. We find a number of unusual names of thayas and their description in chapter 3. the names are meaningful and expressive. Numerous compositional forms known as prabandhas of local music, dance and instruments are included in the chapter dealing with the compositional form which is a unique feature of this work. The playing techniques of percussion instruments are described with the help of the hand postures of dance gestures of Bharata. The syllabic sound produced by the replacements of the hands are also given to help the students learn the techniques easily. Similarly, there are various novel concepts related to generally known topics are presented with an original yet in an unusual way.

The margi and desi music are clearly specified and the difference between these are well established in this work according to their topics.
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About the author

M Vijaylakshmi

Dr. (Mrs.) M. Vijay Lakshmi graduated from the Banaras Hindu University and post-graduated from the University of Delhi. She obtained her M. Phil and doctoral degrees also from the University of Delhi where she is at present lecturer in the Faculty of Music and fine arts. From early childhood she was trained in Hindustani classical music (vocal) as well as in Carnatic music by eminent musicians. She has given excellent performances in both styles throughout India. Her specialisation in the theoretical aspect of music may be attributed to her interst and inclination towards the Sanskrit language an ancient Sanskrit works, particularly those related to music. She has many published articles on music to her credit. The other important assignment she has completed is the critical edition, translation of the original text of Sangita Makaranda which is under publication.

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Bibliographic information

Title An Analytical Study of Sangitasamayasara of Sri Parsvadeva
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Raj Publications
Language: English, Sanskrit
isbn 9788186208755
length 274p., 23cm.