Classic Collection (NEW : Seven books on Indian Classical Music + 5 Audio CD's featuring Tabla Legends)

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DRUMS OF INDIA (Ustad Ahmedjaan Thirakwa - Tabla) Audio CD

1. Ustad Ahmad Jaan Thirakhwa (Tabla)
2. Ustad Ahmad Jaan Thirakhwa (Tabla)
3. Pt. Samta Prasad (Tabla)
4. Ustad Amir Hussain Khan and Pt. Madhavrao Alkutkar (Tabla and Pakhawaj)

"The rolling thunderous cadences of drumming are the most ancient, universally beloved joy of music known to man. In India alone, has drumming developed into a fine art form, a beautiful language of expressive syllables from the delicate to the explosive. A stupendous mathematical art of juggling kaleidoscopic patterns within the ring of the 'tala' cycle. HMV brings this superlative series as a tribute to a unique international art form" Read more/buy

DRUMS OF INDIA (Ustad Shaikh Dawood- Tabla) Audio CD

1. Tabla Solo-Teentaal (16 Matras)
Peshkar-Qaida-Tukda Padhant-Rang Rela Gat Tode

2. Tabla Solo-Teentaal (16 Matras)
Peshkar-Qaida-Tukda Padhant-Rang Rela Gat Tode

3.Laxmitaal (21 Matras) Peshkar-Qaida Gat Tode 

DRUMS OF INDIA (Ustad Sabir Khan - Tabla) Audio CD

1. Tabla Recital - Vilambit Teentaal (16 Beats)
2. Tabla Recital - Drut teentaal (16 Beats)
3. Tabla Recital - Asht Grahan Taal (8  1/2 Beats)

DRUMS OF INDIA (Pandit Kumar Bose - Tabla) Audio CD

1. Tabla Recital - Teentaal Vilambit
2. Tabla Recital - Teentaal Drut
3. Tabla Recital - Roopaktaal
4. Tabla Recital - Laxmitaal (18 Beats)
5. Tabla Recital - Ektaal Drut
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DRUMS OF INDIA (Pandit Anindo Chatterjee - Tabla) Audio CD

1.Tabla Recital – Ektaal (12 Beats)
2.Tabla Recital – Dhamar (14 Beats)
3.Tabla Recital – Nasrukh (9 Beats)
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Kabir In Thumri
Artist: Vidya Rao

Ae Mohabbat - Reminiscing Begum Akhtar
Author: Rita Ganguly, Jyoti Sabharwal
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My Father, Our Fraternity (With a Complimentary CD)
Author: Amjad Ali Khan
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Raga 'N Josh: Stories From A Musical Life
Author: Sheila Dhar
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On Music and Musicians of Hindoostan
Author: Ashok Da. Ranade

Perspectives on Music: Ideas and Theories
Author: Ashok Da. Ranade

Music Contexts: A Concise Dictionary of Hindustani Music
Author: Ashok Da Ranade

Hindustani ragas the concept of time and season
Author: Vijay Bazar Razdan

Anthology Of South Indian Classical Music By Dr. L. Subramaniam(Music, Audio CD)
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Audio CD
Raga: Alhaiya Bilawal, Shukla Bilawal, Hindol, Nayaki Kanada, Bageshri, Multani, Purvi, Yaman, Kedar, Suha
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Aadi Ganesh

Lost World of Hindustani Music
Author: Kumar Prasad Mukherji

"Kudrat teri rang-birangee! Oh many-splendoured Creation!' So went the bhajan Ustad Abdul Karim Khan sang before the saint Tajuddin Baba. The holy man, entranced by the song, clapped his hands and danced. Kumar Prasad Mukherji's elegy to a vanishing age of musical giants comprises many such shared experiences between performer and audience, between recital and applause. It is his salute to a world receding into the shadows of history, peopled by ustads, pandits, the rich and the famous, the sacred and the profane."
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50 Maestros 50 Recordings: The Best Of Indian Classical Music
Author: Amaan Ali Khan, Ayaan Ali Khan

"From Begum Akhtar to Bhimsen Joshi, Enayat Khan to Ravi Shankar, Bismillah Khan to Shiv Kumar Sharma, Indian classical music is as varied as it can be, from the pure traditional gharanas to more recent blends and fusions. Young sarod players Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan have grown up surrounded by music and musicians.
In this tribute to the masters of Indian classical music, both instrumental and vocal, they take us through their encounters with fifty musicians from the twentieth century, exploring the world of both Hindustani and Carnatic music."
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Indian Classical Music & Gharana Tradition
Author: Ramanlal C. Mehta

"This book presents insightful reflections on different aspects of Indian music - its roots, philosophy, growth,
history, guru-sishya parampara, gharanas, contemporary scene and a glimpse of the coming decades.
Analysing the impact of Indian thought and philosophy on Indian classical music, it makes an appraisal of the
contemporary scenario of Hindustani classical music."
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ANNAPURNA DEVI: An Unheard Melody
Author: Bondyopadhyay

"Baba Allauddin Khan’s daughter, Pandit Ravi Shankar’s first wife, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan’s sister, representative of the Maihar-Senia Gharana, Annapurna Devi has an illustrious lineage. And she is a star in her own right—the only female surbahar player in the country.
Yet Annapurna’s life is shrouded in mystery..."

The Music Room

The Music Room
Author: Namita Devidayal

"The Music Room is the author’s musical journey. This unique book speaks of her experiences with her guru Dhondutai. Devidayal also shares her doubts regarding her own dedication to music, and looks into Dhondutai’s musical background."
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Author: Janaki Bakhle 

"A Critical History of Music: Beyond Nostalgia and Celebration"


Ustad Zakir Hussain says "There is a lack of definitive, uniform methodology in the 
teaching of tabla. Author Pt. Sadanand Naimpalli, himself one of the finest maestros in the
country today, takes up the challenge in Theory and Practice of Tabla for students of tabla 

Author: Ashok Da. Ranade

Dr. Ranade has attempted to identify and analyze 19 major performers' performing ideas as they became accessible to him in mehfil-s, recordings or teaching sessions. 

"In this book: Pt. Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Pt. Ramkrishnabuwa Vaze, Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, Pt. Anant Manohar Joshi, Ustad Faiyaz Hussain Khan, Balgandharva, Surashri Kesarbai Kerkar, Pt. Omkarnath Thakur, Master Krishnrao Fulambrikar, Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan, Prof. B.R. Deodhar, Pt. Jagannath Buwa Purohit, Smt. Heerabai Badodekar, Pt. Mallikarjun Mansoor, Pt. Gajananrao Joshi, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Kumar Gandharva, Smt. Manik Verma, Pt. Sawai Gandharva, Roshan Ara Begum, Pt. Phiroze Dastoor, Gangubai Hangal"

Author: M V Bhatawadekar

"Kumar Gandharva, a subject of wonder, debate and dismay to many, was a prolific vocalist in the art of Indian Classical Music. Discover more about him in this book which captures a significant event in his life: his 2 day residential workshop in Vashi. It has presented the thoughts of Pandit Kumar Gandharva on the nature of music at a fundamental level."

Singing Emptiness: Kumar Gandharva Performs The Poetry Of Kabir (With CD)
Singing Emptiness: Kumar Gandharva Performs The Poetry Of Kabir (With CD) 
Author: Linda Hess

"Here, two men, 5 centuries apart, make contact with each other through poetry, music, 
and performance."

From the Tanjore Court to the Madras Music Academy: A Social History of Music in South India
From the Tanjore Court to the Madras Music Academy: A Social History of Music in South India 
Author: Lakshmi Subramanian

"One of the first books on music by a trained historian."

More to come : Documentaries, Biographies, Live Performances, History of Music, Interviews,..

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