The Dictionary of Hindustani Classical Music

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 2000 - Hindustani music - 193 pages
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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Contents

THE DICTIONARY 1 Abhirudgatā
1
5 Ādhicakradāra
2
Āgantuka Svara
3
Alamkārika Pada
6
Alpatva
15
Amga Prādhānya
16
Anāghāta
17
Anudātta
18
Murkī or Muraki
78
Naşta or Prohibited Bolas
79
Nrtya
80
Nyāsa
81
Pada Bidārī
82
Pakada
83
Pardūna
84
Peskār Peshkar
85

Āśa or Syurt
19
Auduva or Audava
20
Bahutva
21
Bārta
22
Bemarcă
23
Bheruă or Bhadvă
24
Bola or Vāņi
26
Cakradara
28
Chanda
29
Cikari
30
Dāgara Vāņi
31
Dhamāra
32
Dhimā Laya
33
Dhuna
34
Druta Laya
35
Gāna
37
Gandhāra Grāma
38
Gāthika
39
Gāyaka Dosas
40
Gazal Ghazal
41
Ghasit
42
Gitkāri
43
Grāma
44
Hindustani Paddhati
46
Jābada
48
Javāb Sargat
50
Joyārī or Javārī
51
Kalā
52
Kāyadā Qaedā
53
Kharaja Parivartana
54
Khayal
55
Komala Svara
56
Lacāva Thumri
57
Laghu Sargita
58
Lāsya
59
Layakāri
60
Madhya Laya
62
Mamdra Saptaka Mandra Saptaka
63
Mata
66
Māhā
71
Metronome
72
Moharā
73
Mudi
74
Mūrcchanā
75
Phirat
86
Pramāna śruti
94
Prastāra
95
Purvāmga
96
RāgaCitra
101
Rakti
102
Razākhāni Rezākhāni
105
Relā
106
Sabdālamkāra
107
Sadarā
108
Sālanka Śreni
109
Sangat
110
Sandhi Prakāśa
111
Sāraņā
112
Sārikā
113
Sparsa
114
Śruti Harmonium
120
Suddha Śreni
121
Suraparana
122
Svara Jāna
125
Svarāntara
128
Svāsa
129
Sput
130
Tālīm
139
Kūţa Tāna 57
140
Тарра
146
Tāraparana
147
Tauryatrika
148
Thek
151
Thumri
152
Tip
154
Todā
155
Tripallī
156
Uthn
157
Vādi
158
Vdya
161
Vajan Vazan
188
Vāni
189
Varnālamkāra
190
Vikſta Svara
191
Vinyasa
192
Yati
193
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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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