When was the site started and by whom?
The site was started with the support of RAWA Berlin Sector, particularly with the encouragement of the Sectorial RAWA secretary in 2003.
Is the site official?
Presently, the site is not stricly official. In order for it to become official, it would need the approval of the Prabháta Saḿgiita department, the publications department, the Central RAWA department and the Central Translations department. Currently, the site has the support of these departments on the Berlin Secotor sectorial level as well as some support of the Central PS department in Kolkata.
Which department is in charge of Prabháta Saḿgiita?
For overall coordination, the Prabháta Saḿgiita department, headed by Central OS, should probably be in charge. For recording, public performances and musical development, the RAWA department should probably be in charge. For publications in book form or web sites, the Publication department should probably be in charge. For translations, the Translations department should be in charge.
Why are the spellings Prabháta Saḿgiita used and not Prabhát Saḿgiit or Prabhát Saḿgiita or even Prabhát Samgeet?
As far as we are aware, the spelling Prabháta
Saḿgiita was used during P.R. Sarkar's lifetime (see
clip interwiew with Prashanta Das). It can be found on almost
all official cassettes released during this time. We also believe
that this spelling conforms more to classical Saḿskrta. Other
spellings would also be correct if treated as laokik Saḿskrta
Regarding the spelling "Samgeet", this does not folow P.R. Sarkar's romanisation system.
The spelling Prabháta Saungiita however, is also correct.
How can people contribute to the site?
We welcome help with improving the translations. If there is anything else that you think could be useful, please let us know.