CONTENTS:- Chap. I. Evolution and Development of Indian Music Chap. II. Role of Music and Religion in Human Life Chap. III. Music as an Art Chap. IV. Condemnation of Art b Different Scholars and Scripture Chap. V. Appreciation and Condemnation of Art Chap. VI. Conclusion
The very utterance of the word 'Art' invokes a subtle feeling of deep relief, tranquility, aesthetics, peace and divinity in human mind. Hence 'Art' needs to be valued, appreciated and studied with a psychological approach. It is very much subjective. It may open a passage to ecstacy for some people where as it is futile to spend time and energy for some. To same ears music is meaningless sound or noise and to some it s or realisation of Truth beauty and d...... Despite all these Art is not spared from criticism both positive and negative. Although art has been held in very high esteem all over the world in all times and ages, yet it had to face condemnation by some people in some certain times. But to understand why Art faced criticism we need to understand in what i.e. context and perspective criticism was done i.e. the political and economic situation of the country during a particular period compelled the rulers of that period to criticise or prohibit the practise of music. Thus we find that the criticism of art or its condemnation happened because of the situations privately during that period not or in other world we can s... that music in general can't be condemned rather the situations prevailing in that period led to criticism.