The Oxford Encyclopedia of the (classical)Music of India

Thread started by sakaLAKALAKAlaa Vallavar on 1st November 2011 08:12 PM

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Music of India

Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers the story of music spread across 2000 years. From entries on classical, folk, film, and other forms of music to details of all forms of dance, raga, tala, gharana, treatises, technical terms, and instruments as well as short biographies of vocalists, musicologists, saint poets, gurus, composers, and instrumentalists - the range and breadth of the Encyclopedia is immense. With 5000 entries by around 100 acclaimed contributors, the volume spans all regions of India: from Assam, Meghalaya, and Manipur to Gujarat, and from Kashmir to Kerala. The music of the Subcontinent, including Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka also finds a place.
Costs $595 in US that is Rs.28000
Same book available in few book stores in India for Rs.9,999 that is 10K

Same book available in for Rs.7.5K that is ~ $160 - An advantage of living in India But we have to rely on foreign publications for such a invaluable documentation of "centuries of Indian Music Knowledge"

This book shud be a treasure! Its physical weight is almost 6KiloGrams! Its information weight of this 1800 page illustrated book shud me much more higher!

Any opinions, have anybody seen or read this book! உன்மையான தலையணை!


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