Sangitasudha, Saṅgītasudhā: 1 definition

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: archive.org: The Ragas Of Karnatic Music

Saṅgītasudhā (सङ्गीतसुधा).—Name of a book dealing with Indian music;—Govinda Dīkṣita in his Saṅgītasudhā (17th century) deals exhaustively with the system of Śārṅgadeva. He gives only 15 scales as meḷas (melās). It was left for his son Veṅkaṭamakhin to construct the sceme of 72 meḷakartās with which begins the modern epoch of Karnātic music.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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