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Author: Ashok Da Ranade
Publisher: National Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123721994
Detailing concepts, forms and structures, this book sets the stage for an informed appreciation of Hindustani music. Concepts of RAGA, TALA, and BANDISH; ALAP, TAN, NOM-TOM and other such improvisatory techniques; forms such as DHRUPAD,KHAYAL,DADRA,THUMRI, TARANA, GHAZAL, BHAJAN, and so on; major musical instruments and their forms; GHARANAS in vocal and instrumental music; and prominent theoreticians are all lucidly discussed, bringing out the essence, vitality, durability and richness of Hindustani music.