Translator(s)/ Edito: C Vasundhara
Publisher: Indian & Eastern Engineer
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9179860483
The Nauka Caritramu is a brilliantly conceived "Geya Natika" or musical play by Tyagaraja, the great saint composer of Carnatik Music. Written in Telugu language, it is a " sravya-samgita-ripaka ", a musical play for recital. A beautiful allegorical ensemble of a musical motif, it can also be studied as a political classic. As a musical play it is greatly popular because of its fascinating and imaginative theme, in which Tyagaraja has ingeniously combined the most captivating episodes of the Mahabhagavatapurana and the Raslila.
In this transliteration and translation of the Nauka Caritramu, Dr.C. Vasundhara has done the transliteration in Roman script in strict accordance with Telugu orthography; and , in the translation she has made a sincere attempt to render into English idioms the literary beauty, the musical excellence and the philosophical allegory, three essential characteristics, which the Nauka Caritramu consists of.
Frontispiece Sadguru Tyagarajasvam
The Glory Of Saint Tyagaraja
Savants on Tyagaraja's Nauka Caritramu
Scheme of Transliteration
Transliteration and Translation