CONTENTS:- I. Interlude: 1. Myths, Legends and Taboors. 2. Environment and Occasion.
II. Classification of Instruments; 1. Membranophone. 2. Chordophone. 3. Ideophone. 4. Aerophone.
One of the serious gaps in tribal material culture has been in the field of music and musical instruments. To fill the vaccum, this comprehensive volume elucidates the subject and gives a balanced view of a vast musical treasure resounding tribal India. The subtleties and intricacies of the layout and the overall design of the book resonate with technical brilliance and aesthetic grandeur. The objective of Dilip Bhattacharya is to reveal the innermost message of Indian tribal music in its diverse forms. Entrenched musicological concepts evoked Dilip's homing instinct and took him to acquiring the details of music and musical instruments from remote pockets of tribal India. Each one of his visits became his homecoming to study the living tribal culture. Deserving a particular empathetic treatment to the various ethno-musicological expressions, he observed tribal music as an incredible expression of the supreme spirit, gyrated in its material form. He considered music as more cohesive, being the ultimate goal of all expressions.