- Jonathan Katz
(flc1630). South Indian poet, musician and musical scholar. The son of Govinda Dīkṣita, a minister of the Nāyak rulers of Thanjavur, he became the minister of the king Vijayarāghava Nāyak (reigned 1633–73) and wrote the Sanskrit music-theoretical treatise Caturdaṇḍīprakāśikā at his bidding. The title of this work, which survives only in part, refers to a system of four divisions of composition, namely ...