The Dattilam is a remarkable treatise from the earliest known period of organised, systematic writing on music in India. The work can be placed in the same period as the Natyasastra and it presents to us a well develped sastra composed at the end of a long tradition of analytic thinking on music. The present edition of the Dattilam contains the text with variant readings, and English translation facing the original and a commentary on the text to facilitate its comprehension. Review(s) About the Author(s) DR. MUKUND LATH teaches history at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. His A Study of Dattilam, is an in-depth exploration of one of the ancient most Indian texts on music and is considered a landmark in musicology.