In this book, first published in 1972, Indian music is given the comprehensive treatment it so richly deserves. The author brings a wealth of association with the country and its music into focus with a general introduction to the cultural and spiritual environment, and to the techniques, instruments and methods of the Indian musician.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Ravi Shankhar. 1. The Hindu Background 2. Ras Bhaav: The Feel of the Music 3. Historical Development and the Growth of the Aesthetic Principles 4. The Grammar of the Raag: Passion and Precision in the Craftsmanship 5. Memoria Technica 6. A Word for the Vocalist 7. Infinite Variations on One Theme