Amongst the most mystical evolutions of the world, music will undoubtedly be one. Like a perennial river travelling through time – changing forms ¬– music has many mystically evolved through eons of years and have been an integral and enigmatic part of human existence. A unique expression of life that gains an instructive response, an experience that strikes a chord within us through our senses, music is an unbroken, inherent tradition.
The inventions and evolutions of each of the musical instruments is a fascinating history. And many races, cultures, people have contributed to their present forms, adding uniquely to the beautifully varied and multifarious sphere of the Indian music and musical instruments.
Through this book, the author has tried to chart the journey of these musical instruments (while giving an attentive ear to the legion of stories that they carry). Not to find their ultimate destination, but no partake of the sights and sounds that one experience along the way.
Hope you enjoy this journey to the world of Indian music and musical instruments.