Book on melakarthas in Carnatic music

Skanda, a publisher of books on classical music and dance has a new one released recently. It is titled – Melakarthas – The Gems of Carnatic Music.

It is written by Vidya Bhavani Suresh.

Vidya says in a note – this book aims to bring out the innate individuality of each raga. This book is the first part of a two-volume series, covering each of the 72 melakarthas of Carnatic music in detail. This volume covers the first 36 ragas – the shuddha madhyama melakarthas.

Vidya’s daughter, Harshitha Suresh has also contributed to this book that is published by Vidya’s husband, B. A. Suresh.

Vidya Bhavani Suresh can be contacted at 95000 42296, Skanda Publications is on Canal Bank Road, Mylapore.

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