Some Supplementary Notes

The Brhaddesi series, consisting of presentations and seminar discussions, highlighting the music and dance traditions of different regions / areas, ranks among the most purposeful activities of the Sangeet Natak Akademi. The series took off after the seminar 'Matanga and his Brhaddesi was organised by the SNA in 1995 at Hampi. (The manuscript of the treatise was available in the Travancore archives and was originally edited by Sambasiva Sastri in 1928. The text, as edited by Dr. Premlata Sharma, was published by the IGNCA in 1994.)