Ragas, the expressional means of Indian Classical Music, are presented through compositions. Composition is the index of a raga through which, each speciality of a raga is revealed. Every raga is presented in a specific manner in each Gharana. A Gharana's special manner of presenting the composition, on the one hand enhances the beauty of a raga and on the other, it captures special features of a raga and preserves it.
This work presents compositions of Senia Gharana. There is virtually no work done in the field of instrumental music; with the result of that a deep void has always been felt. The present work fills that vacuum to a considerable extent. The salient feature of this book is that the author has presented traditional compositions, compositions of Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan and Pt. Debu Chaudhuri. Besides this, the author has given compositions of her own.
Special features of Senia Gharana and its compositions have been dealt with brilliance through an analytical approach. This volume is indeed a valuable source of knowledge for music lovers.