About the Book:
Hindustani Raga-s Index will prove quite useful to all musicians, scholars and students of music who need to consult the main contemporary Devanagari texts on Raga-s descriptions, compositions and Vistara-s. Browsing through the many tables of contents of these works (often in several volumes or parts) in order to extract required information, is a time-consuming activity and Moutals book, although non-exhaustive, will be a tremendous time-saver for consultation. The present work covers 2821 bibliographical references of 665 names of Raga-s found in 33 Devanagari texts (in 79 volumes) by 22 major authors.
About the Author:
Patrick Moutal is professor of Indian Music at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. He started studying instrumental music (sitar) at Banaras Hindu University from 1970 and completed a Doctorate in Performance and Compositions (DMus) in sitar in 1983. In France he was awarded the French distinction of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. He is a member of the French Ethnomusicological Society and has also produced a number of L.P. recordings and radio broadcasts. He has published Hindustani Raga Sangita: Une etude de quelques mecanismes de base (CEMO). His another book A Comparative Study of Selected Hindustani Raga-s based on Contemporary Practice is also published by us.