This book is the third in the 6-book series written by Prof. P. Sambamoorthy titled South Indian Music. This series is considered as a primer for any serious student of Carnatic music interested in its theory and musicology. In this seventh edition of the third book, Prof. Sambamoorthy elucidates on Ragas, the classification of ragas, the 72 Melakarthas and the presentation of different ragas. The book has a chapter dedicated to different musical instruments and how they are played.
The South Indian Music volume three book consist of the raga, 72 Melakartas, Janya ragas computation, Raga Lakshana, Tala, Musical Form, Folk Music, Musical Instruments, Sangita Mela Orchestra, Description of Ragas.