RajaRao, The Author

PUBLISHED WORKS OF VEENA RAJA RAO

Text Books 
1) Sangeeta Shastra Saara                                                                                    First Published: 1962
This book introduces Carnatic music to a novice student, and helps prepare for the Junior level examination conducted by the State Music board. This book has seen many reprints due to a great demand, and is due for another reprint.

2) Sangeeta Shastra Chandrike                                                                            First Published: 1965
A widely recognized scholarly text on Carnatic music, is a must for students preparing for Senior level and Proficiency (Vidwat) examinations. The latest reprint (2005) was published by Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy.

3) Bharateeya Sangeeta Vaadyagalu                                 Published by Bangalore University (1969)
A highly celebrated book on musical instruments of India is long over due for a reprint.

Biographies
1) Bhairavi LakshminaraNappa                                                                              Published in 1975
2) Mysore Sadashivarayaru                                                                                      Published in 1977

India’s premier publishing house India Book House (IBH) commissioned Raja Rao to write life stories of two great artistes who brought fame to Mysore.  
The cultural scene of Mysore which was the epicenter of Carnatic music in the early 1900s that a young Raja Rao had witnessed is eloquently recaptured in the above books.  

COMPOSITIONS WITH NOTATIONS                                    Published by Kannada Saahitya Parishat

Raja Rao’s pioneer work in championing Kannada Sangeetha

1) Haridaasara Kritigalu (1942)
2) ShivasharaNara Kritigalu (1952)
3) Haridaasa Kriti Manjari (1955)
4) Basaveshwara Vachana Gaana Manjari (1970)

VEENA RAJA RAO’S COMPOSITIONS  
Published in 1999. Includes Swarajatis, VarNas, and Kritis. This needs to be published again to include eleven (11) more kritis and three (3) tillanas.
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