Core of Karnatic Music (Karnatakasangithamritham)

 











  A.D.Madhavan's first book, 'Core of Karnatic Music' (Karnatakasangithamritham) originally published by Pen Books Pvt Ltd Aluva, is an anthology of 404 famous Karnatic Music Krithis of 33 well-known composers in seven Indian languages with the text of the Krithis in Devanagari, English and Malayalam and their meaning in English and Malayalam.

This book, released in May, 2003, won rare reviews, most prominent being from The Hindu, New Indian Express, Malayala Manorama, Desabhimani etc and most of the local T V channels. The book was also lauded by connoisseur of Karnatic Music, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, illustrious musician Dr. K. J. Yesudas and music critic, Dr. Sulochana Pattabhiraman on behalf of 'The Hindu'. Of the 404 compilations, 118 are of Thyagaraja Swamikal,75 of Muthuswami Dikshithar, 31 of Shyama Sasthri, 39 of Swathithirunal, 24 of Purandaradas, 22 of Annamacharya, 19 of Papanasam Shivan and balance 72 of various other distinguished composers like Uthukad Venkatasubbaiyer, Narayana Theerthar, Mysore Vasudevacharya, Kanaka Dasa, Mutthaiah Bhagavathar, Arunagirinathar, Subrahmanya Bharathi, K.C. Kesava Pillai, Irayimman Thampy, Kuttikkunju Thankachi, Narsinh Mehta and others.

List of sample Krithis
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Please see the Transliteration scheme used for this work and the List of the 404 Krithis.

Also see a dozen Sample Krithis of the book given in this website.



HINDU BOOK REVIEW - ANTHOLOGY OF "KRITIS" - by SULOCHANA PATTABHIRAMAN