The Music of India

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Abhinav Publications, Jan 1, 1996 - Music - 190 pages
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The Classical Music Of The India-Pakistan-Bangladesh Subcontinent Is One Of The New Ancient Art Forms Still Widely Practised Today. In Recent Years It Has Been Much Appreciated All Over The World. This Book, Written By Indian Writers, Serves To Deepen That Appreciation To Understanding. It Covers The Philosophy And History Of Indian Music Clearly And Concisely And Relates Its Growth And Development To Social, Cultural, Religious And Political Factors. India S Musical Contacts With The East And West Are Also Discussed And Their Value Assessed. The Technical Chapters Explain The Raga And Tala Systems, The Numerous Instruments From North And South Are Described In Detail With The Help Of Excellent Line Drawings By Eilean Pearcey, And The Glossary Of Terms Illumines The Subject In An Interesting Way. Short Biographies Of Established Musicians, Composers And Musicologists Place On Record Their Various Achievements. Apart From A Selective Bibliography And Discography For The Reader S Guidance There Is Also A List Of Useful Addresses. The Music Of India Will Prove Invaluable To The Student And Specialist Who Requires A Ready Handbook On The Subject. For The General Reader It Contains A Mine Of Information On The Musical Life Of An Entire Subcontinent. Ravi Shankar, In His Foreword, Recommends This Book To All Who Wish To Be Introduced To India S Music, Her Culture And Her Peoples. This Is A Work Of Scholarship; Lively, At Times Even Witty And Never Dull
  

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Contents

Foreword by Ravi Shankar
7
List of Illustrations
9
The Vedic Heritage
11
Music and Dance in the Temples
26
Many Peoples Many Songs
34
Musical Concourse
40
TheMughals
48
Musical Development
57
Ragas
92
Talas
110
Music and the Allied Arts
115
Indian Music and the East
124
The Instruments
127
The Musicians
141
Glossary
167
Bibliography
177

The British
63
The Modern Era
67
Indian Music and the West
85
Discography
179
Index
181
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