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Maratha King Serfoji II ushered in modern public education and from shastric criticism to oriental philology, printed books – he revolutionized everything. He filled his libraries with star charts, models and books in various fields to impart education in the latest developments around the world. He used innovative pedagogy and methods like dance dramas to teach geography and astronomy to the public.
(‘Scholar-king Serfoji II of Tanjore (1798-1832): Transforming Tradition, Shaping Modernity,’ Indira Peterson, January 9, 2016 at Jnanapravaha, Mumbai)

There are 33 ragas used in the bargita of Sankaradeva and Madhabadeva. Although it is not mentioned what talas were used in bargita, they are presented in different talas according to the tradition of a particular Sattra.
(‘The legacy of Sattriya dance, drama and music’ by Bhabananda Barbayan, Nartanam, Apr – June 2016)

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