This book is about a delicate and complex subject-a comparative study of the structure of ragas (modal scales intemately connected with musical forms) in the North and South India, and the modes of classifying them. The thats (Present Scales) of Hindustani Music and seventy-two Carnatic Melakartas have been carefully dealt with. The author has studied the pitch value of each note and has also tried in a logical format, to ascribe about four thousand plus raga scales,under the fitting mela structure.
Dr.Prithwindra Mukherjee after completing his schooling and higher studies from Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Pondicherry,taught literature and languages there for eleven years. He Wrote and successfully defended two theses for his doctorate. For nearly 20 years, Dr. P.Mukherjee has worked on a project investigating ragas of Indian music. His work on Musicology have earned him an obvious reputation among specialists of Indian Musicology.