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Sangita-Ratnakara, Indian Musicological Text
Written in 13th century Sangita-Ratnakara is an Indian musicological text by Sharngadeva.

The Sangita-Ratnakara is an Indian musicological text by Sharngadeva. This text was written in the thirteenth century. Sangita-Ratnakara vividly explains both Hindustani music and Carnatic music.

Sangita-Ratnakara is also known as Saptadhyayi. This book is divided into seven different chapters. The first six chapters are named as Svaragatadhyaya, Ragavivekadhyaya, Prakirnakadhyaya, Prabandhadhyaya, Taladhyaya and Vadyadhyaya and consist of various aspects of music and musical instruments. The last section of Sangita-Ratnakara is called Nartanadhyaya as it deals with dance. This text also furnishes some curious notices of theatrical representation and gesture.

The important commentaries on the text include the Sangitasudhakara of Simhabhupala and the Kalanidhi of Kallinatha.

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