||www.dikshitar.net Muthuswamy Deekshidhar|
||www.lalgudi.org Sri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman|
||www.mandolinshrinivas.org U. Srinivas|
||www.nithyasree.org Nithyasree Mahadevan|
||www.ravikiranmusic.com Ravi Kiran|
||www.trichysankaran.com Trichy Sankaran|
||www.drkomanakutty.org Dr KOmanakutty|
||www.guruguha.com Muthuswamy Deekshidhar|
||www.sangeetham.com Carnatic Music|
|1||Swathi Thirunal and his times||Dr. Venketasubramaniya Iyer|
|2||Swathi Thirunal : Jeevithavum Sangeetha Kritikalum||Dr. V. S. Sarma|
|3||Swathi Thirunal||K. Asokan|
|4||Swathi Thirunal||Sooranad Kunjan Pillai|
|5||Swathi Thirunal||Shemmangudi Srinivasa Iyer|
|6||Swathi Thirunal||Balakrishnan Nair|
|7||Charithrathile Edukal||Kizhakke Madom Govindan Nair & Dr. B. Pushpa|
|8||Ramavarama Vijayam Champu||Dr. Visalakshi (Editor) ORI&MS, University of Kerala|
|10||History of Travancore||P Shankunni Menon|
|12||Swathi Thirunal Compositions||T.K. Govinda Rao|
|13||Swathi Thirunal (Novel)||Vaikkom Chandrasekharan Nair|
|14||Swathi Compositions||Mavelikkara Prabhakara Varma|
|15||Travancore State Manuel||T.K. Velu Pillai|
The following is an assorted list of reources on Swathi Thirunal. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have suggessions for addition.
Kuchelopakhyanam and Ajamilopakhyanam, edited by K. Sambasiva Sastri, Trivandrum Sanskrit Series No. 112, Trivandrum, 1932, Text in Devanagari script.
Balamritam, edited by S. Ranganatha Iyer, Trivandrum, 1917. A representative collection of 125 songs in notation in Malayalam script.
Maharaja Sri Swati Tirunal Kritikal, edited by Gayakasikhamani Dr. L.Muthayya Bhagavatar, Parts I & II, Trivandrum, 1943. A representative collection of songs, texts with notation in Malayalam script. Part I contains 52 songs and part II 51 songs.
Maharaja Sri Swati Tirunal Kritimala, edited by Sangitakalanidhi Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer, Trivandrum, 1947. 101 songs with the texts in Malayalam, Tamil and Devanagari and notation in Tamil.
Maharaja Sri Swati Tirunal Kritis. Part I edited by V.V. Sundararajan, Trivandrum, 1970, 57 songs with the texts in Devanagari, Malayalam and Tamil scripts, meanings in Malayalam and Tamil and notation in Tamil.
Maharaja Sri Swati Tirunal s Hindustani Music Compositions, edited by S.N. Ratanjankar, Trivandrum, 1972. 6 songs are given alternative versions to suit South Indian music.
Sri Swati Tirunal Maharaja 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations Souvenir, Sri Swati Tirunal Sangita Sabha, Trivandrum, 1963. 10 songs with texts in Devanagari. Malayalam and Tamil and notation in Malayalam script.
Sangitakritis of Swati Sri Rama Varma Maharaja, edited by K. Sambasiva Sastri, Trivandrum Sanskrit Series No. 113, Trivandrum, 1932 Texts of the Sanskrit compositions alone in Devanagari script classified according to form and content and with variant readings.
Sangitarajarangam, eidted by S. Ranganatha Iyer, Trivandrum, 1922, Contains Kuchelopakhyana with notation and explanations of the meaning in Malayalam.
Swati Tirunal Maharaja Sangita Kritikal, edited by K. Chidambara Vadhyar, Trivandrum, 1916. Texts in Malayalam script classified according to form, content and language. Contains an Introduction in English and another in Malayalam.
Hindusthani Musical compositions of Maharaja Swati Tirunal, edited by N.E. Viswanatha Iyer, Trivandrum, 1963. Text in Devanagari of the Hindusthani compositions in Chidambara Vadhyar’s edition arranged in alphabetical order with a free paraphrase of some in Hindi and with an Introduction.
Anyapadesasatakaslokavataranika, together with the Anyapadesasataka and its commentary in Malayalam by Kerala Varma Valiya Koil Tampuran, Trivandrum, 1902. (Reprinted several times).
Padmanabhasataka (edited with an Introduction by S. Venkitasubramonia Iyer), Journal of the Travancore University Oriental Manuscropts Library, Trivandrum, Vol.I. Nos. 1.2, 1945.
Bhaktimanjari, edited by Mahamahopadhyaya T. Ganapati Sastri with an Introduction and a Tippani, Government Press, Trivandrum, 1904.
Do in Malayalam script, 1906.
Bhaktimanjari, edited by V. Krishna Sastri with Malayalam translation, Sree Swati Tirunal Kriti Publication Committee, Trivandrum, 1972.
Malayalam version published by Mahakavi Ullur.
Do Sanskrit version edited with Introduction (by S. Venkirasubramonia Iyer) in the Journal of the Travancore University Oriental Manuscripts Library, Trivandrum, Reprint No. 8, 1946.
Ragamalika Slokas, edited by Vidyabhushana V. Venkatarama Sarma under the title Sangitakoti in the Maharaja Swati Tirunal Centenary Celebrations Souvenir, Trivandrum, 1947.
Syanandurapuravarnanaprabandha with the commentary of Rajaraja Varma, edited by T. Ganapati Sastri, Government Press, Trivandrum, 1920,
Syanandurapuravarnanaprabhandha Padmanabhasataka, with Tamil translation by V.S.V. Guruswami Sastri, Sree Swati Tirunal Kriti Publication Committee, Trivandrum, 1973,
Kunjan Pillai, Suranad P.N: Sri Swati Tirunal, Trivandrum, 1950 (Malayalam). Translated into Tamil by P.S. Narayanaswami. University of Travancore, 1957.
Madhavan Nair, V: Kerala Sangitam, Kottayam, 1959, ((Malayalam) Chapter 3.
Nagamiah, V: Travancore State Manual, Trivandrum, 1906. Vol. I, Chapter 6.
Parameswara Iyer, Ullur S: Kerala Sahitya Charithram, Vol. IV, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, 1955. (Malayalam). Chapter 42.
Sankunni Menon, P: History of Travancore, Trivandrum, 1878, Chapter 7.
Kumara Pillai, Kainikkara M: Sri Swati Tirunal Maharaja Sri Swati Tirunal Collge of Music Silver Jubilee Souvenir, Trivandrum, 1969, pp.13-15.
Lakshmanan Pillai, T: Music and the Royal House of Travancore , Kerala Sociery Papers, Vol, II, Trivandrum, 1931, pp-51-53.
Martanda Varma Elaya Raja: Swati Tirunal Maharaja , The Hindu Weekly Magazine, Madras, in the series Carnatic Music Composers .
Parameswar Iyer, Ullur S: A South Indian Maharaja , Malabar Quarterly Review, 1905.
Parameswaran Pillai, V.R: Swati Tirunal Maharajavum Kalaposhanavum (Malayalam), Keli, the Journal of the Kerala Sangita Nataka Akademi, Trichur, Vol.VI. No. 23, 1969, pp. 41-43. (A brief Account of some of the musical celebraties in Swati Tirunal s court)
Raghavan; V: Two New Sabdas on Sri Maharaja Swati Tirunal’, Journal of the Musical Accademy, Madras, Vol. XV, 1945 pp. 22-25.
....................., Sri Swati Tirunal and his literary eminence, Do, Vol. XXXIV
Ramananthan, S: Varnas, Svarajatis etc., of Swati Tirunal , Journal of the Music Academy, Madras, Vol. XXXIV, 1936, pp. 135-38. (A brief general account and a tabular statement).
Sankara Iyer, V; and Sarma , V.V: Maharaja Swati Tirunal s contribution to literature and art of Kerala , Proceedings of the All India Oriental Conference, Session IX, Trivandrum, 1937, pp. 1073-92.
Sambamoorthy, P: Bibliography of H.H. Swati Tirunal , Sri Swati Tirunal Centenary Celebrations Souvenir, Trivandrum, 1947 (A list of 20 works, mainly anthologies, in different languages where in the compositions of swati Tirunal are found included, and list of 10 works wherein brief biographical accounts of the composer are available).
..........., Genius of Swati Tirunal as revealed in his Varnas. Sir Swati Tirunal Maharaja 150th Birth Anniversary Celebratios Souvenir, Trivandrum, 1963, pp. 56-59 (An appreciation of the Chalamela varna pointing out some of its special features).
Srinivasan, R: Music in Travancore , Journal of the Music Academy, Madras, Vol. XIX, pp. 107-111.
Venkatarama Iyer, T.L: The Music of Swati Tirunal , Sri Swati Tirunal Maharaja 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations Souvenir, Trivandrum, 1963. pp. 48-55.
Venkitasubramonia Iyer, S: The Authenticity of some of the Swati Tirunal Kritis, Journal of the Music Academy, Madras, Vol. XXXVII, 1966, pp.125-130.
................, Bhaktimanjari , The Temple Entry Proclamation Silver Jubilee Souvenir, Trivandrum, 1962. (Malayalam), pp. 110-113.
............... The Authorship of the Svarajati Pahimam Brihannayike , Journal of the Music Academy, Madras, Vol. ILIII, 1973. pp. 192-94.
............ Compositions of Sri Swati Tirunal: Some firsts in Karnatic Music, Sangeeth Natak 19, New Delhi, 1971, pp 34-37.
............... The influences on the music of Sri Swati Tirunal , Travancore Information and Listener, Trivandrum, Vol. VIII, No. 10, 1948, pp. 30-32.
......., Irayimman Tampi , The Hindu Weekly Magazine, Madras, in the series Carnatic Music Composers , No. 53, Dec. 27, 1970.
....., Maharaja Swati Tirunal and his times as seen in the letters of Dewan Subba Rao and his son Tulajarama Rao, Journal of the Music Academy, Madras, Vol. XXII. 1951, pp. 154-60.
Venkitasubramonia: Maharaja Swati Tirunal in relation to the Trinity of Karnatic Music , Travancore Cochin Information, Vol I, No. 7, 1950.
.........., The Navaratrikirtanas of Swati Tirunal , Journal of the Music Academy, Madras, Vol. XXII, 1952, pp, 95-100.
.........., The Padas Sri Swati Tirunal , Do Vol. XVII, 1946, pp. 157-169.
......., The Philosophy of Sri Swati Tirunal , Sri Kartika Tirunal Theatre Souvenir, Swati Tirunal Sangita Sabha, Trivandrum, 1970, pp, 35-39.
........., The Ragamalikas of Swati Tirunal , Journal of the Music Adademy, Madras, Vol. XXIV, 1953, pp. 81-89.
.........., Ramavarmavijayacampu, Journal of the Kerala University Oriental Manuscripts Library, Vol. XVI, No. 4, 1967, pp. 1-10.
........, Some less known facts relating to Maharaja Swati Tirunal , Journal of the Music Academy, Madras, Vol. XXXIV, 1963, pp. 139-150.
........, Some Slokas relating to Sri Swati Tirunal, Journal of the Travancore Unversity Oriental Manuscripts Library, Vol. III, No. 4, 1948, pp. 28-30.
......., Some unknown Musical Compositions of Sri Swati Tirunal , Do , pp. 19-28.
......., Sri Swati Tirunals conception of Music , Travancore Information and Listener, Trivandrum, Vol-IX, No. 11,1949, pp. 19-22.
.........., Swati Tirunal as a scholar
, Sangeet Natak 26, New Delhi, 1972, pp. 33-38.