Author: Swami PrajnananandaPublisher: Ramakrishna Vedanta MathYear: 1990Language: multilingualPages: 547ISBN/UPC (if available): NA
VOLUME I: This volume contains discussions on primitive music, prehistoric music and Vedic music of Ancient India. Music and music materials of ancient India have paved the glorious path of the epitome of Art and Culture of Indian Music. The Indian peoples look back to the prosperous days of their cultural past and march forward for making the future bright and worth-full. VOLUME II:In this volume the author has critically discussed the Rig-Veda and the Sama-Veda as viewed, by the celebrated Commentator Sayana; the Samhita of the Sama-Veda which has particularly mentioned about the Sama-sacrifices and the Samaganas; the Riktantra, the Samatantra, the Pratisakhya of the Sama-Veda along with different types of Ganas, Purvarchika, Uttararchika, Uha and Uhya; the Brahmanas like Samavidhana, Panchavimsa, Arseya, Daivatadhaya, Upanisad- Brahmana, etc. All this history of Music in Ancient India has been discussed most authentically by the world-renowned author giving detailed references and numerous plates.
VOLUME ONE:THE PRELUDEChapter One:IntroductionChapter Two:Study of the Primitive Tribes and Their RacialAnthropology Chapter Three:Ethnological study of the Aboriginal Tribes of IndiaChapter Four:Music in the Primitive TimeChapter Five:Existing Tribal Dance and Music AppendixIndus Valley in the Calcolithic and Bronze Age Chapter Six: Music in the Vedic TimeChapter Seven:The Sama-Veda (Book of the Vedic songs)Appendix IAppendix IIAppendix IIIBibliographyVOLUME TWO:PrefaceChapter OneIntroductionChapter TwoThe Characteristics of the Rgveda and the Sama-Veda as viewed by SayanaChapter ThreeMusic in the introduction to Sama-Veda By SayanaChapter FourMusic in the RktantraChapter FiveMusic and the Samatantra or Pupasutra,The Pratiskhya of the Sama-VedaChapter Six Music in the Samatantra and the Sama-Vidhana-BhrahmanaChapter SevenMusic in the Mantra-BrahmanaChapter EightMusic in the Panchavimsa-BrahmanaChapter NineMusic in the Rk-PratisakhyaChapter TenMusic in the Taittiriya-PratisakhyaChapter ElevenMusic in the Sukla-Yaju-PratisakhyaChapter TwelveMusic in the SiksasChapter ThirteenMusic in the Yajnavalkya-SiksaChapter FourteenMusic in the Manduki-SiksaChapter FifteenMusic in the Panniya-SiksaChapter SixteenThe Vedic Music Samaganas and their MethodsOf playingChapter SeventeenMusical Instruments in Vedic and Ancient IndiaBibliography