‘Isaiyiel Peraringer’, ‘Sangeetha Ratna’, ‘Aayvial Aringer’ Dr. K.A. Pakkiriswamybharathy M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., D. (Music)., D. (Journalism) was the Prrincipal of Tamilnadu Government Music College at Coimbatore, Madurai and Chennai. Dr.K.A. Pakkiriswamybharathy was born to Anandan-Meenakshi duo on 20.01.1951 at Knogampattu Village, Villupuram District, Tamilnadu. The title of his M.Phill., research work was ‘ Tamizhagathin Thonmaiyana Isai Karuvigal’ and Ph.D. title is ‘ Tamizhaga Isai Marabil Thalakkalai’. He served as a Professor in the Department of flute at Government Music College, Madurai from 22.12.1982. From 03.11.1995 to 08.10.1996 he served as the Principal at Government Music College, Coimbatore. From 09.10.1996 to 11.06.2000 he was the Principal at Government Music College, Madurai. From 12.06.2000 to 30.05.2005 he was again the Principal in Government Music College, Coimbatore. From 01.06.2005 to 31.01.2009 he served as the Principal at Government Music College, Chennai.
He received many awards, appreciation and honourary Degrees in the field of Music. He has given many discourses in the field of Music-Music Academy, Chennai, Tamil Isai Sangam, Chennai, in Many music Sabhas, in many Universities, music festivals television Channels and radio. He made practical presentations also.
He had contributed to over 1000 articles in various books, journals and magazines. His research work can be classified into – Isai Varalaru (History of Music), Isai Kalaignargai Varalaru (History of 200 musicians), Isai Vagaigal (Types of Music), Taala Vagaigal (Types of Taalas), Isai Karuvigal (Musical Instruments), Isai Amaipugal ( Music Formations) and Paadal Thguppugal (Collection of Songs). This book ‘Treasure of Indian Music’ (Indiya Isai Karuvoolam) contains 10 parts, 40 chapters and 750 pages. This book is useful to the Sangeetha Vidwans Faculty, research scholars and students of various universitis, colleges, schools, institutions and Organisations. This book is a new arrival to the world of music and will be truly useful to all.
Afetr his retirement from 1.2.2009, Dr. K.A. Pakkiriswamybharathy is now involved in editing, ‘Isai Karuvoolam’ (Treasure of Music), a music and Dance monthly magazine. He has dedicated himself to music.
Our best wishes ti ‘Isaiyiel Peraringer’, ‘Sangeetha Ratna’ ‘Aayvial Aringer’ Dr.K.A. Pakkiriswamybharathy.
The book entitled ‘Treasure of Indian Music’ Written with more efforts by ‘Sangeetha Ratna’ Dr.K.A. Pakkiriswamybharathy is obiviously an excellent work. No doubt, it is absolutely an asset to the music lovers.
The author has shown his musical attitude by giving full details with more depth, from the basic aspects of music, theoretically which proves his capability and skill.
The chapters deal the history of atleast 165 Vaggeyakaras, starting from the ancient vedic period. The most important item is 136 Rga lakshanas. He also has included the most intricate details of 22 sruthis which is very much essential for the students who have chosen Music as one of the subject in their degree courses. The details of the musical instruments belonging to the Karnatic Classical, Hindusthani and Western are noteworthy.
The author has mentioned on idioms and proverbs relating to music is really an interesting one. The Mudhras handled by various music composers are also mentioned in this book, which would certainly provide wide knowledge to the students of music and readers of music book readers.
I wish the author for his wonderful presentation and I am sure that this book will be a treasure to the World of Music.
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