Commemorating the centenary of the treatise on Tamil music written by Abraham Pandithar, “Karunamirthasagaram”, aims to explore, document and restore the nuances of Tamil musical genealogy, that is believed to have lost its lustre in modern times. As a prolific researcher, Abraham Pandithar detailed the history of ancient Tamil music and the opulence of Tamil musical assonance. The influences of our musical heritage on culture and aesthetics have reflected over time on the path that Tamil music has taken in the international scenario.
This project, spear-headed by noted lyricist and poet Kutti Revathi, details the evolution of Tamil music over the last three thousand years. It investigates the creative arena across history, the meaning of the raga, its classical ancestry, the innuendo of Tamil music from folk music to film songs, and to new age music, through the lives of Tamil musical scholars.