Bharatiya Sangeet ka Itihas (Hindi)
This epochal work by Dr. Thakur Jaidev Singh is an invaluable guide for all scholars of Indian music. It traces the lineage of Indian music to the Vedas and strings together the overtones and undertones of music from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Puranas, the Astadhyai (Panini) and Buddhist-Jain literature. (406 pages)
Indian Music (English)
This book by Dr Thakur Jaideva Singh 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, Natya Shastra, Pouranic 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, composers 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 the layman. (536 pages).
Bharatiya Sangeet Shastra Ka Darshanparak Anusheelan (Hindi)
This book by Dr Vimla Musalgaonker is indispensable for both students and teachers of Indian music. It explains the basic musical concepts underlying the Vedas, the Upanishads, and the Vedangas.(399 pages).
Music Makers of Bhatkhande College of Hindustani Music (English)
With the decline of the Nawabs in Lucknow, music and dance were confined to professional women artistes. Art became taboo in respectable and cultured families. Pandit Bhatkande's mission to restore the arts to their pristine status and worthiness of devout pursuit inspired a movement to set up music colleges in Lucknow, Gwalior, Baroda and a number of other places.
It is this succession of dedicated and selfless music makers whom Dr. Susheela Misra vividly brings back to life in 20 nostalgic chapters in this book. (only reference copy available)