Establishing the authorship of Mārgadarśi Śēṣayyaṅgār’s compositions

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Title

Establishing the authorship of Mārgadarśi Śēṣayyaṅgār’s compositions

Creator

Dr. Srividhya R. S. Iyer

Publisher

The Department of Indian Music
School of Fine & Performing Arts
University of Madras, Chepauk
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - 600 005

Date

June 2021

Format

Portable Document Format

Language

English

Type

Article

Abstract

Mārgadarśi Śēṣayyaṅgār or Śēṣarāmānuja Kavi, a 17th century pre-trinity composer, has been looked upon as a Mārgadarśi, by his peers. His compositions are in Sanskrit, and have served as models for the form kṛti, as pointed out by Maharaja Svati Tirunal in Muhanaprāsāntyaprāsa vyavastha. However, not many of his compositions are sung in today’s parlance. Of the fifty-six compositions obtained from various sources, fourteen songs are of doubtful authorship - some are without the vāggēyakāra mudra – ‘Kōsala’ and some have been wrongly attributed to other composers. After drawing parallels between these and other authentic compositions of the vāggēyakāra, the attribution of the above compositions shall
be determined.

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Dr. Srividhya R. S. Iyer, “Establishing the authorship of Mārgadarśi Śēṣayyaṅgār’s compositions,” Smṛti - A Bi-Annual Peer Reviewed Journal on Fine & Performing Arts , accessed January 29, 2023, https://smrti.omeka.net/items/show/19.