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Brhaddesi of Sri Matanga Muni (Vol.I)

by Prem Lata Sharma, Kapila Vatsyayan

  • ISBN: 9788120810310, 8120810317
  • Year of Publication: 1992
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 193
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 795.00

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    Brhaddesi is a landmark in Sangitasastra for more than one reason. It is

    the solitary text that forges a link between Natyasastra and Dattilam on

    the one hand and Abhinava Bharati on the other, the gap extending over more

    than five hundred years. Its direct influence on later texts like Sangita

    Ratnakara and its commentaries is obvious in various ways, be it nada from

    the Tantric stream or the etymology of various terms or the description of

    ragas. The fact that it is co-eval with the emergence of the special style

    of bhasya in various systems of philosophy has lent it a unique halo in the

    form of its scholastic style, indirect reference to quite a few systems of

    philosophy and incorporation of the Tantric tradition.

    The present publication presents the first critical edition of this

    well known, but almost inaccessible text, with variant readings, an English

    translation facing the original, textual notes and annotations. Although

    the text is still incomplete, for want of the discovery of a manuscript,

    this edition will serve the purpose of study and research so far as it goes

    and the field covered is not small by any means.


    "... a major attempt in providing much valuable data on the contemporary

    performance practicea and linkage one could search for, between one period

    of the history of Indian Music with that followed. A most valuable

    publication for music historians a

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