Carnatic Music Resources

Stuff on carnatic music is not usually hard to come by. Nowadays, one can look up Arohana/Avarohana of a Raga or list of compositions by a composer with a quick web search. And then there are resources- massive, huge, immense resources- that serious students and researchers should be thankful that they exist online.

Journal of the Music Academy

Journal of The Music Academy

Madras Music Academy has been publishing this journal since pre-independence era. Many important musicians and musicologists have participated in this. Journal archives from 1929 to 2002 are available online for free.

Music Research Library hosts some fine scholarly articles, scanned copies of rare books and manuscripts.


Ananth Pattabiraman is a musician and co-founder of Kuyil Carnatic Apps, a startup dedicated to crafting apps for carnatic. You can checkout the apps below.