Author: Dr. Thakur Jaideva Singh
The present work deals with the history of Indian music beginning from the Indus Valley Civilization. It sheds light on the music of the Vedic and Epic ages as well as that found in the Buddhist and Jain sources, Tamil sources, Natyasastra, Pauranic sources etc. It imparts information on the forms of musical instruments prevalent during those times. The work also tries to ascertain whether Indian music was subjected to foreign influences or not. The book contains detailed information about the authors, composes and musicians of the 9th to 20th centuries, both Hindustani and Carnatic which will undoubtedly, prove to be of immense interest and value to the researchers and students of Indian music. The work will be of interest and benefit to both the student-scholar and layman.