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Indian Music

A Vast Ocean of Promise, 1st Edition

By Peggy Holroyde


304 pages

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pub: 2018-09-11
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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

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: British in India

This set of previously-out-of-print titles reissues a selection of classic works on India. These range from works on the Indian princes, the palaces of the Raj, the plight of the untouchables, Congress, and British attitudes and politics. Taken together, these books form an essential reference source.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General