Hindustani classical

Man of Melody

V Ramnarayan

Ramakant Gundecha (1962-2019) was an intellectual who thought deeply about the art and science of dhrupad

Notes of Misadventure

Shubha Mudgal marks her fiction debut with a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek collection of stories set in the Hindustani classical music world

Life Is Not a Song

A theatrical celebration of the lives and times of iconic women classical singers who dared

Sanjay Subrahmanyan: Improv Maestro

To hear this Carnatic vocalist once is to be converted for life

The Ustad at 102

Abdul Rashid Khan is feted as the oldest performing Hindustani classical musician. On a typical day, he does his namaaz five times, teaches, eats one meal and smokes a hookah

The Slow (And Almost Certain) Death of Dhrupad

The oldest surviving form of Indian classical music finds no sponsorship or billing in concert catalogues today.

Tied to His Strings

As he turns 75, sitar player Pandit Debu Chaudhuri traces the evolution of his music.


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