341p., Tables, Index, 22 cm. (Raga Nrtya Series No. 1)
CONTENTS:- I. The History of Indian Music and the Theory of Music in General II. The Theory and Practice of Musica Sounds III. The Rikg.is and their Formations IV. The Talaa and their Formations V. Practical Hints on Indian Music VI. A Short History of the Musical Scale VII. Dancing VIII. The Present State of Indian Music
To depict Indian music as illustrative of the mind of the ancient Hindus of Puranic, Buddhistic, Sutra & Brahmanaa or Upanishadic periods, as well as of the Indian Muslims of a few centuries in the past, is the task which the present book takes up. The nom enclature used in this book is not pure Sanskrit, but the one in common use among the present musicians. The book is divided into eight chapters. Chapter one is on the History of Indian Music and the Theory of Music in general; Chapter two deals with the Theory and practice of Musical Sounds; Chapter three gives details about the Ragas and their formations; Chapter four deals with the Talas and their formations; Chapter fifth is about the Practical Hints on Indian Music ; Chapter six is on a short history of the Musical scale; Chapter seven gives an account of Dancing. The last chapter is an overall summary of the present state of Indian music. A detailed index of the words and three charts on the Ragas have been included in the book for ready reference to the reader.