The Musical Heritage of India attempts as an authentic presentation of Indian music in various aspects. It is an epitome of the origin and evolution of Indian music from Vedic to modern film music with special reference to Hinduistani music. There are separate chapters dealing with Karnatak music, the dhruvapada, the khayal, the thumari, and the tappa Western music and its influence on Indian film music. Another noteworthy addition in this edition is a chapter on Bharat Ratna Srimati M.S. Subbulakshmi, the unsurpassed legend of Karnatak music. This book would be a boon to those who seek to understand Indian music seriously, its history, ethos and its artistic tradition.
About the Author:
DR. M.R. GAUTAM is an eminent performing musician and a musicologist. He was the first Producer-music in the All India Radio, then became the Professor and Head of the Department of the Vocal Music, Banaras Hindu University and later, Vice-chancellor, Indira Kala Sangita University, Khairagarh, M.P. His other published work is Evolution of Raga and Tala in Indian Music.