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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Music of India

Price : $499.50
ISBN # : 9780195650983
Author : Sangit Muhabharati
pages: 1800
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Published : 2011

The most authoritative reference on the subject, this encyclopedia covers classical, folk, film, and other musical forms in India. Providing an overview of the historical and cultural contexts of the musical forms, instruments, and composers among others, this encyclopedia includes contributions from leading scholars and experts from all over India and abroad. In addition, this text includes historical information on the music of India's neighboring countries, the influence of Western music in India, and the prevelence of Indian music in popular drama and film.

Fully cross-referenced, and with over 5000 entries by more than 100 acclaimed contributors and covering 2000 years, this reference includes detailed biographical notes on composers, musicians, and dancers. For the first time, this major undertaking will help to explain much of what music in India is all about and open the subject for a new audience, both in India and abroad. The over 200 rare photos and paintings from family albums and private collections and line drawings enhance the visual appeal of the work.

Sangit Mahabharati stands out in the world of serious music education and research as one of India's premier academies. It was established in 1956 in Mumbai, by the internationally renowned tabla maestro, music educationist, and author, Padma Bhushan late Pandit Nikhil Ghosh.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 08 December, 2010.
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