Raganidhi by Subba Rao

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Rsachi
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#1 Raganidhi by Subba Rao

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Dear Rasikas,
I have thoroughly enjoyed browsing this magnum opus of Subba Rao published over the years by Madras Music Academy. One or other of the four volumes was always out of print. And now all of them are bordering on extinction so the copies around are precious indeed.

I am interested in joining forces to create a Searchable PDF book version of this encyclopedic compilation by a devoted and erudite scholar. How do we go about it? Should we put it up to someone like Swathi Solutions?
Look forward to your illuminating thoughts.
Thanks,
Sachi R

Lakshman
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#2 Re: Raganidhi by Subba Rao

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I don't think one can just compile a pdf file of the 4 volumes and put it on the net. There are copyright laws applicable to these books.

Rsachi
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But of course, sir.That is why I mentioned both the Music Academy and some competent production distribution agency. I basically represent the beneficiary consumer who will 'buy' it.
I think that rasikas.org has become a big enough force to voice such demand and spur some action. I am prepared to join forces both in finances and some proofing efforts.

Google 'Raganidhi Subba Rao'. You will see lots of references. But my efforts to procure copies though for others have failed.

After buying and perusing the 'Oxford Encyclopedia of the Music of India' (Rs.9.6K) recently, I am able to appreciate better the efforts of Subba Rao. His compendium defines excellence.

saarangam
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#4 Re: Raganidhi by Subba Rao

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A pdf version of rAganidhi (4 voumes) can be downloaded from the site http://www.musicresearch.in

Rsachi
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Saarangam,
It is a yeoman service. Many thanks.
The site is also a great treasure!!!

By the way I just purchased a three volume Kannada Encyclopedia of Carnatic music written by Dr V S Sampathkumaracharya ( publisher B V K Murthy).
And to think that Sri Subba Rao and Dr VSS lived a mile apart in Mysore!!!

vamsipet
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#6 Re: Raganidhi by Subba Rao

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I found Raganidhi vol 1 & 2 online. Please provide the download link for vol 3 & 4 if available online.

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Thank you Sir

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