The Place Of The Raga In Indian Classical Music Is Indeed Unique.The Romance Of The Raga Is An Attempt To Outline The Evolution And Perspective, As Also The Sheer Variety And Distinct Styles, Of This Powerful And Enthralling Medium Of Spiritual And Aesthetic Form Of Musical Expressions.Based On The Belief That Sound Is God And Nada Brahma Or Intelligle Sound Is The Fusion Of The Physical Breath With The Fire Of The Intellect, The Book Proceeds To Unravel The Priceless Historical Traditions Of Indian Classical Music.It Provides A Glimpse Into The Variety Of Techniques And Styles That Are Employed For Presentation Of The Raga And Highlights The Significant Contribution Made By Some Of The Shap...
Sheila Dhar`S Autobiographical Stories, Essays And Memoirs Are Classics Of Modern Indian Prose Many Out Of Print For Some Time. The Present Book Provides, For The First Time Within The Covers Of A Single Volume, Her Collected Shorter Writings, Including All Her Memorable Stories And Essays.
Indian classical music is so enduring that it is exempt from oblivion. It is destined to live in all ages of this world. This book on North Indian classical music (also known as Hindustani music) tells you, simply and informally, about the most popular 101 raga-s, and 161 topics commonly mentioned in conversation, articles and books on Hindustani music. It is the best tool to learn about and enjoy this genre of music, which is a significant component of World Music. More details at www.SoundOfIndia.com An audio CD containing aroha, avaroha and pakad of each of the 101 raga-s, is available. Please visit http://www.SoundOfIndia.com and click on Products. This book is being translated into French, Hindi and Gujarati.
A black magic commune operating out of a storefront in New York's East Village . . . A high-fashion model's terrifyingly bizarre death in a luxury Manhattan apartment . . . A dignified doctor whose magnificent traveling companions are young women afflicted with a strange, terminal blood disease . . . When Doctor Owen Orient, a prominent New York physician, decided to renounce his practice and all the material comforts he had become accustomed to, his goal was to find a simpler, more meaningful existence for himself. But Orient was not like ordinary men. For years, he had been studying the secrets of the Occult and, though he sought simplicity now, found himself drawn more and more deeply into a horrifying series of events that challenged his scientific rationality, his occult powers, and the instincts and emotions that guided his manhood. The puzzle that began in a Manhattan black magic commune, eventually drew Orient to Tangier, Marrakech, and Rome, to a confrontation with an ancient ravening evil - a battle in which telepathy, telekinesis, and even sex become weapons in a frenzied struggle to the death - and beyond . . .
Abhinay wants to start a music group and while he has a singer, a guitarist, a drummer and lots of talent, he feels there is something missing—something that he finds only in Swarnalatha, a Carnatic singer, who was his mother's best friend. But Swarnalatha has her own demons to fight—the fateful accident that killed her son and Abhinay's mother. A meeting of two worlds, Morning Raga brings together the modern and the traditional, unites the past with the present, Carnatic music with Western music, and fate and coincidence with individual choices. Read this wonderful screenplay of the critically acclaimed film Morning Raga, which was directed and written by Mahesh Dattani. The film, starring Shabana Azmi, Perizaad Zorabian and Prakash Kovelamudi was released in India in October 2004.
It is 1974 and friends aniket, Nazrul and Lopa, all very gifted North Indian classical singers trained at the Marris School of Music in Lucknow, have no inkling that in a couple of decades, they'll be going through bittersweet reunion in Ithaca, New York of all places. Aniket and his friends, leading a relatively contented, musical life, come of age at the Sursagar School of Music in Calcutta when a music conference precipitates a series of dramatic events, which transform their lives in ways none of them could have anticipated. Much like the peaks and troughs of a 'khayal' or composition, "THE WHISPERED RAGA" tells its story in four parts: beginning with the 'alaap', which sets into motion their journey, the 'majh' follows, setting the stage for the impending drama. This triggers a series of flashbacks in Aniket's mind just like the 'asthayi' that lays the foundation of a 'khayal'. As the various crises come to head at a second music conference, the stage is set for the final crescendo or 'tarana'.
Five Notes of the Raga is about Indian music and Indian History. This short story that gives the book its name is an imagined encounter between two great personages of the sixteenth century Indian Bhakti movement: the blind musician Surdas and the great Mughal Emperor Akbar. There follows five musical plays staged in London, including the most recently staged Phool Walon ki Saira flower sellers procession that starts from a Hindu temple and ends at a Muslim shrine. Kavita K2k recounts Indian poetryancient and modern. Sheydiner Doojon is about the two bards of BengalTagore and Nazrul. T3 tells the time with timeless Indian Ragas and Tagore melodies. Lastly, Gulbagicha displays the repertoire of Nazruls creativity. The book ends with a few of Dasguptas poems.