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Bibliography of General Writings on Odia Music

[Note: This page lists resources that are primarily music-oriented. Some resources on dance are also included.]

—music in english / odia



MUSIC (IN ENGLISH)

Angahar Festival of Odissi Dance, 7–10 March, 1985 Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi. New Delhi: Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, 1985.

Chatterjee, Ananya. “Contestations: Constructing a Historical Narrative for Odissi.” In Rethinking Dance History: A Reader, ed. Alexandra Carter, 143–156. London: Routledge, 2004.

Chaudhary, Subhadra. Time Measure and Compositional Types in Indian Music: A Historical and Analytical Study of Tāla, Chanda and Nibaddha Musical Forms. Trans. Hema Ramanathan. New Delhi: Aditya Prakashan, 1997.
[Includes brief discussions of Odissi music and Odishan Sanskrit treatises such as the Saṅgītanārāyaṇa.]

“The Chou Dance: Profsr C. R. D. Naidu’s Views (Received from Mr. R. C. Das, Journalist).” Nabīna, 20 April 1943: 5.

Dennen, David. “The Naming of ‘Odissi’: Changing Conceptions of Music in Odisha.” The Ravenshaw Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies III (2013): 58–82. (download)

————. “Odissi Music: An Introduction to Its History, Context, and Characteristics.” In Imaging Odisha Vol. II, ed. Hermann Kulke, et. al., 169–177. Bhubaneswar: Praphulla, 2012. (download)

————. “The Third Stream: Oḍiśī Music, Regional Nationalism, and the Concept of ‘Classical.’” Asian Music 41/2 (2010): 149–179. (Republished in revised form in The Odishan: A Magazine on Culture of Odisha 1.2 [2012]: 10–26.) (download)

Garnaik, Rati Ranjan. “Brief History of National Music Association.” In Cultural Heritage of Orissa, Vol. VIII: Katak District, Part I, ed. Gopinath Mohanty et al., 615–618. Bhubaneswar: State Level Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Smruti Samsad, 2007.

Hejmadi, Priyambada Mohanty and Ahalya Hejmadi Patnaik. Odissi: An Indian Classical Dance Form. New Delhi: Aryan Books International, 2011.

Hota, Damodar. 1977. “Orissi as a Form of Indian Classical Music.” In Sidelights on History and Culture of Orissa, ed. Manmath Nath Das, 766–782. Cuttack: Vidyapuri.

Kothari, Sunil. 1990. Odissi: Indian Classical Dance Art. Bombay: Marg Publications.

Mahāpātra, Śyāmasundara. A Study of Oriya Folk-Ballads. Santiniketan: Visva-Bharati Research Publications, 1988.

Mansinha, Mayadhar. “Songs in Orissa that are Danced Away.” MARG 13/2 (1960): 44–47.

Marglin, Frédérique Apfell. Wives of the God-King: The Rituals of the Devadasis of Puri. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Mishra, D. B. “Glimpses of ‘Performing Art’ Heritage in Orissan Inscriptions.” Orissa Review, May 2006: 22-29.

Mohanty, Gopinath. “Odissi: The Classical Music.” Orissa Review August 2007: 108–110.

Mohanty, Kshirod Prasad. “Brief History of Kala Vikash Kendra.” In Cultural Heritage of Orissa, Vol. VIII: Katak District, Part I, ed. Gopinath Mohanty et al., 606–614. Bhubaneswar: State Level Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Smruti Samsad, 2007.

————. Guide to Odissi Dance. Cuttack: Trust Board, Kala Vikash Kendra, 2011.

Pani, Jiwan. “The Tradition of Odissi Music.” In Angahar Festival, n.p.

————. Back to the Roots: Essays on Performing Arts of India. New Delhi: Manohar, 2004.
[Contains essay on Odissi music, similar to J. Pani, “The Tradition.”]

Parhi, Kirtan Narayan. Odissi Vocal: A Model of Classicism. Bhubaneswar: Rawa Academy, 2007.

————. “Odissi Vocal: A Unique Classical School.” Orissa Review, November 2007: 77–83.

Pathy, Dinanath. Rethinking Odissi. New Delhi: Harman Publishing House, 2007.

Patnaik, Dhirendranath. Odissi Dance. Bhubaneswar: Orissa Sangeet Natak Akademi, 1971.

Patnaik, Kalicharan. “The Shastric Basis of Odissi Dance.” In Angahar Festival, n.p (written c. 1960).

Ray, Sukumar. Music of Eastern India. Revised and enlarged edition. Calcutta: Firma K. L. M. Private Limited, 1985.

Roy, Ratna. Neo-Classical Odissi Dance. New Delhi: Harman Publishing House, 2009.

Sahoo, Itishree. Odissi Music: Evolution, Revival and Technique. Delhi: B. R. Rhythms, 2009.

“Seraikella & Her Dance of Spring.” Nabīna, 1 June 1943: 5.




MUSIC (IN ODIA—and other Indian languages where noted)

Beḷādebī. “Prācīna Nr̥tyakaḷā” (The Ancient Art of Dance). Bhañjapradīpa 4/3 (1936): 11–12.

Dalapati, Shekhara. Saṅgīta Prabeśa: Prathama Bhāga (Music Knowledge: Part One). Jayapur: Nīḷaśaiḷa Kaḷāmandira, 1994.

Dāśa, Dhīrena. Pālā Itihāsa Pālā. Bhubaneswar: Āyoṭā Prakāśanī, 1984.
[History, in verse, of pala, performing art form; with critical notes.]

Dāśa, Pramathanātha. “Saṛhaikaḷāra Chaunāca” (The Chhau Dance of Saṛhaikaḷā). Nabīna, 8 June 1943: 5–6.

Dāsa, Rāmahari. Oṛiśī Saṅgītara Paramparā o Prayoga (The Tradition and Practice of Odissi Music). Bhubaneswar: Kaishikee Prakashani, 2004.

Das, Upendra Kumar. Bhāratīya Saṅgīta. Bhubaneswar: Oṛiśā Sāhitya Ekāḍemī, 1964.

Deba, Padmanābha Nārāyaṇa. Tāḷasarbasārasaṅgraha (Collection of the Essence of All Tāḷas). Pāraḷākhemuṇḍi, 1942.
[Originally published in 1898, printed by the Gajapati Press.]

Dhir, Syamsundar Samanta. Utkaḷa Saṅgīta Paddhati (Utkal Music Method). Bhubaneswar: Orissa Sangeet Natak Akademi, 1964.

Hota, Damodar. Uḍra Paddhatīya Saṅgīta Laharī (Prathama Bhāga). Bhubaneswar: Swara-Raṅga, 2001.

————. Uḍra Paddhatīya Saṅgīta Meḷa-Rāga-Tāḷa-Prabandha Lakṣaṇa. Second edition. Bhubaneswar: Swara-Raṅga, [1980] 2000.

————. Uḍra Paddhatīya Saṅgīta (Tṛtīya Bhāga). Bhubaneswar: Dinamani Hota, 2009.

Jenā, Bijaya Kumāra. Saṅgīta Candrikā. Bhubaneswar: Harapriyā Swāĩ, 2009.

Khuṇṭiā, Nr̥siṁhanātha. Śrīmandira Saṅgītamāḷā. Bhubaneswar: Oṛiśā Saṅgīta Nāṭaka Ekāḍemī, 1985.
[Odia songs for Odissi dance with music in letter notation.]

Mahānti, Śāmasundara. Tāḷadaśaprāṇa: Prathamabhāga. Puri: Jagannath Press, 1910.

Mahāpātra, Lakṣmīkānta. “Chaunāṭa” (Chhau Dance). Mayūrabhañja Gejet 3/4 (1934): 1–6.

————. “Utkaḷara Saṅgīta Dhārā” (Utkal’s Music Method). Utkaḷa Sāhitya 39/10 (1937): 495–499.

Mohanty, Brajamohan (comp.). Āma Sāṅskr̥tika Paramparāre: Oṛiśī Saṅgīta (In Our Cultural Tradition: Odissi Music). Cuttack: Orissa Book Store, 1997.
[Very useful collection with contributions from musicians, historians, litterateurs, and others. Unfortunately, the original publication or authorship dates of the individual articles are not included.]

Nayak, Archana (comp. and ed.). Oṛiā Bhakti Saṅgīta (Odia Devotional Songs). New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2007.

Oṛiśī Saṅgīta. Cuttack: Utkaḷa Pāṭhaka Saṁsada, c.1976.

Paṇḍā, Gopāḷa Candra. Oṛiśī Rāga Prakāśa. Bhubaneswar: Bhagabatī Paṇḍā, 1990.

————. Oṛiśī Rāga Ratnābalī (Necklace of Odissi Ragas). Bhubaneswar: Bhagabati Prakashanee, 2004. (Hindi)

————. Oṛiśī Saṅgīta Mañjarī (Blossoms of Odissi Music). Bhubaneswar: Bhagabatī Paṇḍā, 1982.

————. Śrī Gīta Gobinda Swara Lipi (Notation of Gītagovinda). Bhubaneswar: Bhagabatī Paṇḍā, 1995.

Paṇḍā, Kr̥ṣṇacaraṇa. “Saṅgīta Sambandhe Pade” (A Few Words about Music). Nabīna, 8 October 1946: 4.

————. “Saṅgīta Sambandhe Pade” (A Few Words about Music). Nabīna, 15 October 1946: 4, 3.

Paṇḍā, Nirañjana and Dhīren Dāśa. Oṛiśāra Pālā (Pālā of Odisha). Bhubaneswar: Oṛiśā Sāhitya Ekāḍemī, 1986.

Pāṇigrāhī, Nīḷamādhaba. Bhāratīya Saṅgīta. Sambalapur: Sāradā Pāṇigrāhī o Bibekabhūshaṇa Pāṇigrāhī, 1965.

———— (ed.). Gītaprakāśa: Gadādharadāsakr̥ta Gītaprakāśaboli sahita. Bhubaneswar: Oṛiśā Saṅgīta Nāṭaka Ekāḍemī, 1995.
[Critical edition of a Sanskrit text attributed to Kr̥ṣṇadāsa Baṛajenā Mahāpātra on the art of vocal music (gīta) practised in eastern India during the 16th century; with the Odia text Gītaprakāśa boli, an adaptation of that Sanskrit text, by Gadādharadāsa, 17th century.]

————. “Itihāsa Cakṣare Hindustānī o Karṇāṭakī Saṅgīta Paddhati” (The Hindustani and Karnatak Music Systems in the Eyes of History). Jhaṅkāra 12/2 (1960): 223–234.

————. “‘Oṛiśī Saṅgītara Ālocanā’ra Pratibāda” (The Contradiction of “Oṛiśī-Saṅgītara Ālocanā”). Jhaṅkāra 11/3 (1959): 321–327.
[Response to the article by Kalicharan Pattanayak in Jhaṅkāra volume 10, issue 6.]

————. “Oṛiśī Saṅgītara Samālocanā” (Criticism of Odissi Music). Jhaṅkāra 10/12 (1960): 1095–1098.

————. “Oṛiśī Śāstrīya Saṅgīta Ki?” (Is Odissi a Shastric Music?). Jhaṅkāra 10/7 (1959): 629–635.

Pāṇigrāhī, Surendranātha. “Oṛiā Grāmaphon Saṅgīta Sambandhe Pade” (A Few Words about Odia Gramophone Music). Bhañjapradīpa 6/4 (1937): 17.

Pāṛhī, Kīrttana Nārāyaṇa. Gīta o Gītikabitā (Songs and Lyric Poetry). Bhubaneswar: Mandākrāntā Pāḍhī.

————. Oṛiśī Prāṇa Kīrttana Nārāyaṇa (The Soul of Odissi, Kīrttana Nārāyaṇa). Nayāgaḍa: Dārubhūta Sāṅskr̥tika Pariṣada, 2008.

————. Oṛiśī Saṅgīta: Kichi Jaṇā Ajaṇā Tathya (Odissi Music: Some Known and Unknown Truths). Bhubaneswar: A Dreams Publication, 2007.

————. Oṛiśī Saṅgītara Itihāsa (History of Odissi Music). Bhubaneswar: Jayadev Foundation Trust.

Paṭṭanāyaka, Dhīrendranātha. “Goṭipua Nr̥tya” (Goṭipua Dance). Jhaṅkāra 10/9 (1959): 893–898.

————. “Prācīna Oṛiā Sāhityare Nr̥tyara Barṇṇanā” (Descriptions of Dance in Ancient Odia Literature). Koṇārka 6/4 (1971): 8–20.

Paṭṭanāyaka, Kāḷīcarana. Āmara Saṅgīta Dhārā (Our Music Method). Cuttack: Radhashyam Mohanty and Sathi Mahal, 1981.

————. Oṛiśī Nṛtya Ālocanā (Discussion of Odissi Dance). Bhubaneswar: Oṛiśā Saṅgīta Nāṭaka Ekāḍemī, 1978.

————. “Oṛiśī-Saṅgītara Ālocanā (1)” (Discussion of Odissi Music [1]). Jhaṅkāra 10/6 (1958): 545–553.

————. “Oṛiśī-Saṅgītara Rūparekha” (The Contours of Odissi Music). Jhaṅkāra 8/1 (1957): 143–147.

————. Saṅgīta o Hārmoniyam Sikṣā (Music and Harmonium Education). Revised and enlarged. Cuttack, Odisha: Jagannatha Company, 1966.

————. Saṅgītare Swara (Tones in Music). Bhubaneswar: Orissa Sahitya Akademi, n.d.

————. Saptaswarī: Oṛiśī, Hindusthānī o Karṇṇāṭakī Saṅgītara Saṅkṣipta Tathya Saṁbād (Saptaswari [Seven Pitches]: Concise, Accurate Information about Odissi, Hindusthani, and Karnataki Music). Cuttack: Cuttack Trading Company, 1964.

————. Sura-Lekhā: Oṛiśī, Ādhunika o Pallī, Swara-Gītara Sarala Swara-Lipi. Cuttack: Cuttack Trading Company, 1967.

———— and Shyamsundar Dhir. Oṛiśī Meḷa-Rāga Lakṣaṇa-Gīta. Bhubaneswar: Bāṇī Kalyāṇa, 1963.

Sāhu, Lakṣmīnārāyana. “Daṇḍanāṭa.” Nabīna, 18 September 1945: 6–7.

————. “Daṇḍanāṭa.” Nabīna, 26 March 1946: 4.

Sāhū, Mahāpātra Nīḷamaṇi. “Saṅgītare Kathā o Sura” (Speech and Sound in Music). Racanā Samagra (Caturtha Bhāga). Cuttack: Ārẏya Prakāśana, 2005. 10–14.

Sāmanta, Bāsudeba. Saṅgīta Kaḷākara. Cuttack: The Satyabadi Press, 1929.

Siṁha, Jagabandhu. “Bhāratīya Saṅgīta” (Indian Music). Bhañjapradīpa 4/4 (1935): 1–9.