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20th century music
The most authoritative, comprehensive, and up-to-date reference on the subject, this encyclopaedia covers the story of music in India spread over almost 2000 years and includes more than 5000 in-depth entries by over 100 acclaimed contributors from India and abroad.
Covering classical, folk, film, and other forms of music in India, the three volumes provide an overview of the historical and cultural contexts of the musical forms, instruments, and composers. Fully cross-referenced, the encyclopaedia includes detailed entries on all forms of music, dance, raga, tala, gharana, treatises, instruments, and technical terms, and biographical notes on vocalists, musicologists, saint poets, gurus, composers, dancers, and instrumentalists. The over 200 rare photos, paintings, and line drawings of instruments, musicians, and musicologists from family albums and private collections enhance the visual appeal of the work. For the first time, this major undertaking will help to explain much of what music in India is all about and open the subject for a new audience, both in India and abroad.
Comprehensive, authoritative, and wide-ranging.
Covers 2000 years of music in India.
Over 5000 in-depth entries by around 100 contributors.
Covers classical, folk, film, and other musical forms.
Entries on all forms of music, dance, raga, tala, gharana, treatises, technical terms, and instruments.
Over 200 visuals of instruments, musicians, and musicologists.
Short biographies of vocalists, musicologists, saint poets, gurus, composers, and instrumentalists.