Katha Keerthan is an ancient, unique inter-disciplinary art form of india. This form is popular with different names in various parts of India- Harikathe, Katha Kalakshepam, Katha Prasangam, Keethan, Sangeethopakhyana and so on. Though the names are different, the art forms’ structure is same.

Katha Keerthan is comprised of various art forms like music, dance, drama, Gamaka and folk.
This seminar on katha Keerthan throws light on the origin, development and structure of this communicative art form through a series of lectures and demonstrations.

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Contents of the Journal

1. Katha Keertana mattu Haridasa Sampradaya- Keertanacharya Lakshman Das Velankar
2 . Kathakaar tradition in Kathak – Dr Purnima Pande
3. Harikeshanallur Dr L Mutthaih Bhagavatar as a Kathakalakshepam Artist– Dr Meera Rajaram Pranesh
4. Kathakaar temple traditions in Kathak – Sri Ashish Mohan Khokar
5. Music in Temple architecture – Dr Choodmani Nandagopal
6. Kuthapa and the concept of Orchestra in traditional Indian music- Dr L Subramaniam
7. Use of Lasyangas in the Kathakeertan Tradition of Pandvani Folk Theater – Prof. Vijaya Marthanda
8. Gamaka vondu vishishta kale – Gamaka Ratnakara B Candrayya
9. Harikatha as a path to Salvation- Dr Sudha Gopinath
10. Katha Keertana- Gamaka- Dr M A Jayaramarao
11. Togalu Gombeyata of Karnataka – the story of Leather Puppets A synergy of Visual and Performing Arts – Dr Soumya Manjunath Chavan.
12 The Traditions of Katha in Karnataka- Dr Gayathri Rajapur Kassebaum,
13. Role of Guru – from a Philosophical Perspective- Dr A Pranesh.
14 Brief analysis of a few Women characters of Mahabharata – Dr Rajani Jairam
15. In which language do I choose to perform? The choice before a Bharatanatyam danseuse – Dr.Padmaja Suresh
16. Vainika Shikhamani Veene Seshanna – Dr B M Jayashree
17. Sangeethada Shrividya Odanata – Dr Archana M V
18. Yatartha Ramayana – Analysis of the Ragas used by Sri Adibhatla Narayanadasu-Dr Saileswari Rani
19. Raga names in Śrīpādarāya’s ‘lāli gōvinda lāli’ – Dr Arati Rao
20. Shivasharanara vachanagalu mattu Haridasara padagala toulanika adhyayana- Dr Sandhya Shankar
21. Bhakti prasara haagu naitika moulya samvardhaneya moulyavaagi Katha Keertane – Dr S P Gurudas
22. Music Therapy – Tuning in to Sound Health- Sowmya Sanak and Sanak Kumar Athreya
23. Shahaji mahaarajaru Sangeetakke nidida koduge- Dr B E Kamal Kumar
24 Vividha kalegala sammilana Katha Keertane kale- Dattatreya Velankar
25. The Versatality of Adibhatla Narayana Das – G. Savithri Devi
26. A rational argument for compulsory music education in schools – Bindu Subramaniam
27. Bhagait singing tradition of Kosi – Priya Lakshmi
28. The Advent of the Microphone and its impact on performances of Indian Classical Music – M.A. Madhuvanthi
29. A Comparative Study of Harikatha of India and Jaliya of West Africa – Uma Kumar
30. Dance: A creative medium of communication -Rashmi Prasad
31. Hattane shatamanada Adi Teerthankarara charitegalalli Sapta tatvagala nirupane- Aruna K R
32. Speed of Gamakas – An analysis between plucked and non-plucked melodic instruments in Carnatic music – Lakshminarayana Ambi Subramaniam
33. Embedded Narratives in Indian perspectives of Narratology Padmaja D S
34. Music – A divine healer – Dr H P Shamsundar
35. Sri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar ravara Devi para Sangeeta kritigalalli Sri Vidye- Vondu Chintane – S R Nagaraj
36. Bhakti yogada Soulabhya – Girish Bhat
37. Music- An all inclusive subject – Kanaka Durga
38. Katha – A Retrospection of our Race – Ashis Chakraborty
39. Dasa Sahityakke Karavali athava Tulunaadina koduge – Chetana Acharya
40. Melagala belavanigeyalli Vadi, Samvadi, Vivadi swaragala sambandhagalu – Veena Suresh
41. Music as a Sādhana to Ātma J̃nāna- With special reference to Sri Muttuswamy Dikshitar’s Compositions – J Shivashankari
42. Ajamilopakhyanam of Swati Tirunal – C P S madhuri
43. Patnam Subramanya Iyer ravara Vishnu para Kritigalu – B N Manjula
44. Veda and Music – Shubha M D
45. Dasara sahityadalli shringara rachanegalu – Sriranjitha. C
46. Namasankeerthana and changing trends – Narayanan P Iyer
47. Muthuswamy Dikshithar’s Compositions with references to the deities of Thanjavur Brihadishwara Temple – Swetha Aravind
48. Music as an integral part of human life – With reference to Indian music – Apoorvalakshmi P V
49. References of Music in the works of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar – Megha G. Prabhu
50. Daasantaranga – Vidya Rao
51. Dance- An unspoken mode of communication between human body and emotion – Sujaya Ghosh

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