It gives me immense pleasure to present you a copy of the monograph titled `The Doctrine of Shruti in Indian Music’ for your reference/ digital archive. FLAME University, Pune India, has graciously published it recently.
This monograph concludes with five important insights about the concept of shruti in Indian music. Firstly, it provides clarity about the five types of shrutis mentioned in Naradiya Shiksha and their applications. Secondly, the monograph conclusively proves that Bharata’s octave has strong foundations in Vedic swaras that eventually resulted in twenty two shrutis. Thirdly, the monograph conclusively establishes Bharata’s paradigm of equal temperament twenty two shrutis with thorough analysis of Bharata’s original text from Natyashastra. Bharata’s `Shruti Nidarshanam’ experiment is a conclusive proof of the equal temperament twenty two shrutis. I have also developed a software program to simulate the Shruti-Nidarshanam experiment to arrive at the conclusions presented in this monograph. Fourthly, an attempt has been made to integrate Narada’s paradigm of shrutis into Bharata’s paradigm of shrutis to develop a frame-work called Shruti-Punja or Shruti Megha. Finally, this monograph attempts to accommodate the latest findings of the empirical and computational research in the above-mentioned Shruti Punja model.
I would be happy to receive your comments and observations to take the discussion forward on Indian Music.
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Dr. Vinod Vidwans
Professor and Chair,
FLAME School of Fine & Performing Arts,