CONTENTS:- Preface. 1. Research in Indian classical music--a critical view. 2. Electronic media and Indian music. 3. Teaching Indian music. 4. Senia Gharana and Sangit Acharya Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan. 5. Meditation in music: a traditional approach. 6. Present day teaching of music and its impact on training in classical music. 7. Prospects of research in context of Sitar. 8. Classical music on commercial record: a critical study. 9. Concept of Rasa in music. 10. Vedic music. 11. Forms and styles-instrumental music. 12. Aftab-e-Mousiqui Khan Sahib Ustad Faiyaz Khan as a musician and composer. 13. Changing trends in culture--impact of electronic media. 14. Chinese music. 15. Glossary of popular instruments. 16. Role of media in performing arts. 17. Meditation and music. 18. An explanation with logic and reason for creating new ragas. 19. Surbahar. 20. A musician's musician. 21. Ragas composed by Pt. Debu Chaudhuri (English). 22. Self composed ragas (Hindi). 23. Traditional ragas liked for performances by instrumentalists.
This book is a compilation of various articles written for journals, seminars etc. It was an attempt to bring out all the articles in the form of a book for presentation for the future generation. The articles written are mostly for the consumption of common people, those who are not much involved or connected with the subject. The readers will enjoy reading these articles and have an idea on the different aspects of Indian music.