About the Book :
This book attempts as an authentic presentation of Indian music in various aspects. It doesn't only gives the musicological background but also the predominantly musical content involved in the forms, aesthetics, gharanas and their styles. This book is an epitome of the origin and evolution of Indian music from Vedic to modern film music with special reference to Hindustani music. It has separate chapters dealing with Karnatak music, a comparative study of the essential features of Hindustani and Karnatak music, the dhruvapada, the Khayal, the thumari, and the tappa; Western music and its influence on Indian film music. It also has a separate chapter on Bharat Ratna Srimati M.S. Subbulakshmi, the legend of Karnatak music.