CONTENTS:- 1. Music in Education-A Brief on Three Issues 2. Tasks before us, the Music Teachers 3. Role of Music: Promoting Harmony 4. In Search for Methodology: For Music Education in India 5. Music Education: Objectives before a Discipline 6. Raga-As Indian Cultural Expression 7. Value of Folk Music in Nation Building 8. Ethnomusicology-With Special Reference to Gujarat 9. Folk Music as a Functional in Social Education
In Music Education and Other Essays, Professor Mehta, provides significant insights into music as a vital part of education for leading a cultured life. It is deliberate in being brief and simple, readable even by the uninitiated. The opening chapter deals with the development of the mind, employing music in our educational system. Chapter 2, focuses on the objectives before music education, while Chapter 3 speak about methodology for music education. The topic of tasks before music teachers is discussed, in Chapter 4. How Raga has achieved the distinction of being unique in Indian Cultural Expression, is contemplated in chapter 5. In Chapters 6 to 9 the author points out to the roots of music, folk music,-its cultural value in nation building, its significance in promoting harmony between linguistic and communal groups, and also its employment as a functional in social education. A stimulating book.