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Read the preface of the book, Eminent Musicians of Yester Years by PadmaVibhushan Prof. R.C. Mehta on the influence of over 600 musicians in the evolution of Indian Classical Music.

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TITLE

AUTHOR

YEAR

 

 

 

Veena Tradition in Indian Music

L. Annapoorna

 

Enlightening the Listener

Dr. Prabha Atre

 

Learn to Play on Sitar

Ram Avtar

 

Nad, Understanding Raga Music

Bagchee, Sandeep; Eeshwar, Delhi,

1998

The origin of Raga

S. Bandhopadhyaya

 

Ada Chowtal on Sitar (Anthology of Poorav Baj)

S. Bandyopadhyaya

 

Raga-Rupanjali

Dr. Pushpa Basu

2007

Sonic Theology

Beck, Guy L., Motilal Barnasidass, Delhi

1995

Fundamentals of Ancient Indian Music and Dance

S. C. Benerji

 

MUSIQUES DE L'INDE DU SUD

Daniel Bertrand

 

Comparative Study of some of the leading music systems of the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries

V N Bhatkhande ISBN: 8175363312

 

The Mirror of the Sky : Songs of the Baul's of Bengal

Deben Bhattacharya;  ISBN: 0934252890

1999

Musical Instruments of Tribal India

Dilip Bhattacharya

1999

The Path of the Mystic Lover: Baul Songs of Passion and Ecstasy

Bhaskar Bhattacharyya, Nick Douglas (Editor), Penny Slinger        (Illustrator), ISBN: 089281019X

1992

Rasgan Sudha

H.V. Burli

2009

Concept of Ancient Indian Theatre

M. Christopher Byrski

 

Sastriya Sangeet and Music Culture in Bengal Through the Ages (2 vol. set)
Chhaya Chatterjee
 

Tansen  

Girish Chaturvedi

 

Indian Music and Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan

Debu Chaudhuri (Editor)

 

Sangeet Ras: Parampara aur Vichar

OmPrakash Chourasiya, Ed.

2001

The Dance of Shiva

Ananda Coomarswamy

1918

Fundamentals of Tabla

David R. Courtney; University of Chicago Press; ISBN: 0226554511

 

The Ragas of North Indian Music

Alain Danielou

 

Introduction to the study of Musical Scales

Alain Danielou

 

Pillars of Hindusthani Music

B. R. Deodhar, Popular Prakashan, Bombay

1993

Between Two Tempura

Deshpande, Vaman Rao Motilal Barnasidass, Delhi

1989

The Music of India - a scientific study

B Chaitanya Deva

 

Musical Instruments of India

Chaitanya Deva

 

Senia Gharana Its Contribution to Indian Classical Music

Sunita Dhar

 

Saras Sangeet

Pradeep Dixit

1984

Raga Ranjan: Composionts for Strings

Sudha Dixit MP Hindi Granth Akademi

2010

Musical Instruments of the World : An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Diagram Group

 

Indian Music and the West

Gerry Farrell

 

Indian Music       

Leela Floyd 

1980

The Music of India

Atiya Begum Fyzee Rahamin  

1926

Ragas and Raginis

O. C. Ganguly

 

Bismillah Khan and Benaras, the Seat of Shehnai

Rita Ganguly

 

Evolution of Raga and Tala in Indian Music

M. R. Gautam

 

The Musical Heritage of India,

M.R. Gautam

 

Facets of Notation in South Indian Music

Sharada Gopalam

 

The story of Indian music: Its Growth and Synthesis

O. Gosvami

 

Man-and-Music in India

Roshmi Goswami

 

The Indian Theatre

Chandra Bhan Gupta

 

A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance: The Yogini's Mirror

Roxanne and Kamayani Gupta

 

Sitar Music in Calcutta: An Ethnomusicological Study

James S. Hamilton

 

Usta Allauddin Khan

Prabha Jain, MP Hindi Granth Akademi

2001

Classical Musical Instruments

Sunira Kasliwal

 

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Elizabeth Keesing

 

Malwa ke Lok-Nritya

Vijaya Khadikar, Cartons & Printers, Indore

 

Classical Music of North India

Ali Akbar Khan

 

Indian Music Book for two Guitars  

Pesy Khan

 

Kathak: Indian Classical Dance Art

Sunil Kothari

 

Bharata Natyam

Sunil Kothari  Marg Publications ISBN: 818502636X

2001

The Anand Van of Indian Art

Naval Krishna, Ed.
Abhidha Prakashan,Varanasi

2004

Dattilam
Mukund Lath MLBD, Delhi
 

Sangeet Aur Samaj

Madhukali, Bhopal

 

Shastriya Sangeet Aur Navachar

Madhukali, Bhopal

 

Shruti Aur Smriti

Madhukali, Bhopal

 

Music Cultures of the Pacific, Near East, Asia

William P. Malm, Prentice Hall

 

The Way Music

Marcotty, Thomas, Decisio, Lugano

1990

Semiosis in Hindustani Music Jose Luiz Martinez ISBN: 9788120818019  

India's Kathak Dance: Past, Present and Future

Reginald Massey

 

Indian Music and its Scientific Aspects:

Meera Mathur 

 

Cultural Rhythms in Emotions, Narratives and Dance

Nita Mathur

 

Composition in Indian Music

Prof. R.C. Mehta

1993

Directory of Doctoral Thesis in Music

Prof. R.C. Mehta

1994

Eminent Musicians of Yester Years

Prof. R.C. Mehta

2007

Essays in Musicology

Prof. R.C. Mehta

1987

Indian Classical Music & Gharana Tradition

Prof. R.C. Mehta

2008

Indian Music—Eminent Thinkers on Core Issues

Prof. R.C. Mehta

 

Music and Mythology Book 1 & 2

Prof. R.C. Mehta

1989

Music Research: Perspective and Prospects

Prof. R.C. Mehta

1994

Studies in Musicology

Prof. R.C. Mehta

1987

Thumri – Tradition and Trends

Prof. R.C. Mehta

1990

Psychology of Music

Prof. R.C. Mehta, Ed. Delhi S. Akademy

1990

Penguin Dictionary of Indian Classical Music

Raghava R. Menon

 

Sangitopnisat Saroddhara
Allyn Miner, Ed., Tr.
1998

Sitar and Sarod in the 18th and 19th Centuries (Intercultural Music Studies; 5)

Allyn Miner

 

Playing Techniques of Tabla: Banaras Gharana

Chhote Lal Mishra

2007

Bharatiya Sangeet Vadya

Dr. Lalmani Misra, Bharatiya Jnanpith, New Delhi, 1973, rprnt

2002-05

Sangeet Sarita Vol. 1,2,3

Dr. Lalmani Misra and Dr. Gopal Shankar Misra, Sahitya Ratnalaya Kanpur

1958-94

Tantri Nad Vol. 1

Dr. Lalmani Misra, Sahitya Ratnalaya Kanpur

1979

Musical Heritage of Lucknow.

Susheela Misra:Delhi: Harman, 156p., Rs. 560

1991

Some Immortals of Hindustani Music.

Susheela Misra:Delhi: Harman, 268p., Rs. 400

1990

Music Makers of the Bhatkhande College of Hindustani Music.

Susheela Misra:Delhi: MRML, 86p., Rs. 80

1985

Pakhawaj Aur Tabla Ke Gharane Evam Paramparayen

Dr. Aban E. Mistry, Sangeet Sadan Prakashan, Allahabad

2000

Hindustani Ragas Index

Patrick Moutal

 

A Comparative Study of Selected Hindustani Raga-s

Patrick Moutal, Munshiram Manoharlal, Delhi

1991

Music of Hindu Trinidad: Songs from the Indian Diaspora

Helen Myers

 

Kathak- Rhythmic Echoes and Reflections

Shovana Narayan

 

The Life of Music in North India

Neuman, Daniel M Promilla, Delhi

1990

Indian Dance Donors, Devotees, and the Daughters of God: Temple Women in Medieval  Tamilnadu

Leslie C. Orr

 

Dancing to the Flute: Music and Dance in Indian Art

Pratapaditya Pal, et al

1997

History of Indian Music: with particular reference to theory and practice

Bhavanrav A Pingle ISBN : 8175361786

 

Music of India

H A Popley ISBN : 8185418063

1921

A Historical Study of Indian Music

Swami Prajnanananda

 

Music : Its form, function and value

Swami Prajnanananda

 

Music of the Nations

Swami Prajnanananda

 

Essays in Indian Ethnomusicology

Ashok Ranade

 

Hindustani Classical Music, Keywords and Concepts

Ranade, Ashok Promilla, Delhi,

1990

The Natyasastra

Adya Rangacharya

 

Psychology of Music

H P Krishna Rao ISBN : 8175360887

 

Kuchipudi Bharatam or Kuchipudi Dance : A South Indian Classical Dance Tradition

K. Uma Rama Rao  ISBN: 8170302919 (Raga Nritya Series No 5)

1992

Acoustical Perspective on Raga-Rasa theory

Suvarnalata Rao

 

A Panorama of Indian Dances (Raga Nritya)

U. S. Rao

 

The story of Indian Music and its Instruments

Ethel Rosenthal ISBN : 8175363088

1928-2003

Music and Musical Thought in Early India

Lewis Rowell ISBN: 8121508673 Munshiram Manhorlal Publishers

1998 

20th Century Music: An Introduction

Eric Salzman, Prentice Hall

1974

Rasa - Volume 1 (Music and Dance)

Prof. Pabitra Sarkar

 

Rasa - Volume 2 (Theatre and Cinema)

Prof. Pabitra Sarkar

 

Foundations of Indian Musicology

Pradip Kumar Sengupta

 

Raga Mala: The Autobiography of Ravi Shankar 

Ravi Shankar (Hardcover)

1999

Sitar As I Know

Ravi Sharma

1999

Brihaddesi of Sri Matang Muni (Vol. I & II)
Premlata Sharma, MLBD
 

Sri Sangita Kaladhar

Dahyalal Shivram Orig. Gujrati Text pub. 1934 republished by Sangeet Natak Academy

2006

Sangitaratnakara - Vol. 1

R.K. Shringy and Premlata Sharma

 

Sangitaratnakara - Vol. 2

R.K. Shringy and Premlata Sharma

 

Devadasi System in Ancient India (A Study of Temple Dancing Girls of  South India)

A. K. Singh

 

Indian Music

Dr. Thakur Jaideva Singh Sangeet Research Academy (Kolkata)

 

Dhwani Aur Sangeet

Lalit Kishor Singh

1954,62,99

Indian Dance : The Ultimate Metaphor

Shanta Serbjeet Singh

 

Sitar Technique in Nibaddha Forms

Stephen M. Slawek

 

Ram NARAYAN, Indian Music in Performance

Sorrell, Neil, et al, Manchester University Press,

1980

Sangitaratnakara of Sarngadeva, text and translation in English

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, Delhi

1991

Dhrupada

Srivastava, Indurama, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi

1980

Hindu Dances (Nrityanjali)

Sri Ragini

 

The Music of Hindostan

A.H. Fox Strangways

1914

Indian Classical Dancing : The Therapeutic Advantages

Kanaka Sudhaker

 

Universal History of Music: Complied from divers sources Together with Various Original Notes on Hindu Music

Sourindro Mohun Tagore ISBN : 8175361565

 

Hindu Music

Sourindro Mohun Tagore ISBN : 8186142290

1874

Six Principal Ragas: with a brief view of Hindu Music

Sourindro Mohun Tagore ISBN : 8186142401

 

Seven Principal Musical notes of the Hindus

Sourindro Mohun Tagore ISBN : 8186142517

 

Swar Sadhana: Raga & Compostions

Dr. Laxmi G. Tiwari; SwarSadhana B-3, Shivam Complex, Lanka Varanasi

1997

Rag Vibodh: Misrabani

Ragini Trivedi, Hindi Madhyam, Delhi ISBN:978-93-80172-36-1

2010

Sitar Compositions in Ome Swarlipi

Ragini Trivedi, Omenad ISBN:978-0-557-70596-2

2010

Bhāratīya Shāstrīya Sangīt: Shāstra, Shikshan Va Prayōg

Rajiv Trivedi, Ed. Sahitya Sangam, Allahabad

2008

Musiques De L'Inde Du Nord

Francis Tupper

 

Hindustani Music in the 20th Century

Van Der Meer, Wim, La Hague

1980

Classical Indian Dance in Literature and the Arts

Kapila Vatsyayan republished by Sangeet Natak Academy

1968-2007

Rag Rupankar
Sharada Velankar, Abidha,Varanasi
2009

Khayal with an audio cassette

 Bonnie C. Wade

 

Imaging Sound : An Ethno musicological Study of Music, Art, and Culture in Mughal India

Bonnie C. Wade University of Chicago Press; ISBN: 0226868400

1998

Music in India : The Classical Traditions

Bonnie Wade

 

A Treatise on the Music of Hindustan

Capt. N. Augustus Willard

1834

 

 

 

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