The evolution of Musical compositions can be traced even in the Puranas and Epics in a refined format. The earliest composers of Indian Music Jayadev, Annamacharya and others have attempted the selected type of musical forms. This book containing notations for a select number of published and unpublished Ragamalikas would fulfill the long required needs of music lovers and dancers.
Dr.Gowri Kuppuswamy and Dr.M.Hariharan Ragamalikas denote a genre of musical compositions which are couched in a series of ragas instead of the same ragas throughout the compositions. It represents the novel platform for the composer and the musician to present his expression of musical thought. 26 Ragamalikas of Various composers like Purandaradasar, Maharaja Swathi Tirunal, Pattanam Subramanya Iyer, Veena Kuppayyar, Muthuswamy Dikshitar, Seetharamayya, Karur Dakshinamurthi, Subbarama Dikshitar, Periyaswami Thooran, Jayadevar, have been well notated with text and notation in Tamil have been given. The ragamalikas portrayed in this volume depict the growth and development of Ragamalikas as well. a well-written introduction on the evolution of Raga malikas, its character and presentation have been undertaken.