The Dictionary of Hindustani Classical Music (Google eBook)

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 2000 - Hindustani music - 193 pages
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In this book the author has dealt with the musical terms as found in the old sastras and are also in common use. He has explained these terms in simple language with reference to their history of origin. Description of seventy-eight different musical instruments and forty-seven different Talas are also there. An essential aid to research-scholars and students of music. The Bengali version of the book Bharatiya Sangeetkosh earned for him Sangeet Natak Academy award as the best book on music published during the period from 1960 to 1968. Bimalakanta Roychaudhuri was born in 1909 in all illustrious family of musical heritage. He had his training in music from Sitalchandra Mukhopadhyay, Sitalkrishna Ghosh, Amir Khan (Sarod) and then from Inayet Khan, the foremost Sitar players of those days. He also had his musical training from his maternal uncle Birendrakishore Roychaudhuri and maternal grandfather Brojendrakishore Roychaudhuri. He took part in the translation of Sangeet Ratnakara from Sanskrit to Bengali under the patronage of Brojendrakishore Roychaudhuri. He was Chairman of the Board of Musical Studies of the University of Calcutta. His work Raga Vyakarana (in Hindi) has been published by the Bharatiya Jnanpith.
  

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THE DICTIONARY 1 Abhirudgata I
1
Adhicakradara
2
a Agantuka Svara
3
n Alarhkarika Pada
6
Mata 172 Matha
10
Alpatva
15
Arhga Pradhanya Hi 17 Arhsa
16
Anaghata
17
Lacava Thumri
57
Laghu Samgita
58
Lasya
59
Layakari gQ 161 Madhya Laya
62
Mamdra Saptaka Mandra Saptaka
63
Matra 174 Matsarikrta
71
Metronome
72
Mohara 184 Mrdu
73

Anudatta
18
Asa or Syurht
19
Auduva or Audava
20
Bahutva
21
Bariita
22
Bemarhca
23
Bherua or Bhadva
24
Bola or Vani
26
Cakradara
28
Chanda
29
Cikari
30
Dagara Vani
31
Dhamara
32
Dhima Laya
33
Dhuna
34
Druta Laya
35
Gana
37
Gandhara Grama
38
Gathika
39
Gayaka Dosas
40
Gazal Ghazal
41
Ghasit
42
Gitkari
43
Grama
44
117
50
144
56
Mudi 186 Mudi Bolas
74
Murcchana
75
Murki or Muraki
78
Nasta or Prohibited Bolas
79
Nrtya
80
Nyasa
81
Pada Bidari
82
Pakada
83
Parduna
84
Peskar Peshkar
85
86
86
Purvarhga
96
RagaCitra
101
Ramya Giti
102
RazakhaniRezakhani
105
Rela
106
Sabdalarhkara
107
Sadara
108
Salarika Sreni
109
Sarhgat
110
Sandhi Prakasa
111
Sanyasa in 260 Sapata Tana in 261 Saptaka in 262 Saragam in 263 Sarana in 264 Sarika
113
Sparsa
114
Sruti Harmonium
120
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Page v - Bengali version of the present book was published in 1965 and received the Sangeet Natak Academy award in 1971 as the best book on music in Bengali language published during the period from 1960 to 1968.

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