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Basuri Flute Player
Basuri (flute) player with cowrie (glossy shell of a mollusk) decorations, Madhya Pradesh
Flute Player
Lady Musicians of Rajsthan
Ladies Playing Drums
Detail from a Rajput Miniature Painting

Musicans in Moghul Court
Indian Music
Mallikarjun Mansur
Mallikarjun Mansur
Picture of Mallikarjun Mansur, a great Hindustani classical singer of Jaipur Gharana

The Musical Instrument of Tanpura
Musical Instruments
Musical Instruments
Man Playing Dhak Instrument, Eastern India

Vocalist Gangubai Hanagal
Gangubai Hanagal
Ragamalika Musical Work
The Raga of Bengal
Illustration from a musical text

Musicians of Mogul Period
Detail from a Moghul miniature painting
Development of Indian  Music
Sawai Gandharva
Sawai Gandharva Gawayi
Gandharva is a great Indian classical musician belonging to Kirana Gharana.He is a guru to Gangubai Hanagal and Bhimsen Joshi

Woman with String Instrument
Notice a parrot on her shoulders
The Ghoorjariraga Note
Folk Music of India
The Titti Musical Instrument
Made from the skin of a baby cow, one end is blow horn, and the other is a flute. The performer alternates between the two and narrates stories when the pouch slow releases the air.

Golden Voices of Yesteryears
Detail from a commemorative postage stamp
Playback Singers of India
Panch Muka Vadyam
Five Faced Drum
Government Museum, Chennai

Entertainment for the King
Royalty patronized Indian musians and was primarily responsible for development of Indian music
Court Music
The Music of Khayal
Mushtaq Hussain Khan

Suman Kalyanpur
Indian Musicians
Indian Musicians
Somanath Maradur
Maradur is a disciple of Basavaraj Rajaguru in Hindustani classical vocal music

Ustad Faiyaz Khan
Distinguished Hindustani classical vocalist, court of Maharaja, Mysore
Great Musicians of India
Siddheshwari Devi
Vocalist Siddheshwari Devi (1903-1977)
One of the four pillar of Tumri and Khayal, she learnt from her aunt Rajeshwari Devi, whose royal patron was Shayajji Rao Gaikwad, the Maharaja of Baroda.

Hindustani Classical Vocalist Vilayat Hussain Khan
Related to Fayyaz Khan of Baroda, his son Younus Khan was also a great singer.
Vilayat Hussain Khan
Temple Music of India
The Nagara and Choughada Drums
The Nagara, temple percussion instrument

A Meeting of Minds...
From Left: from left: Ashok Bajpai, Mohan Nadkarni, Kumar Gandharva, Naushad,Mani Kaul, Jappar Patel Picture circa 1986
Meeting of Music Giants
Bhimsen Joshi
Bhimsen Joshi Delineating a Raaga

Sarangi Musical Instrument
Indian Musical Instruments
Ali Akbar Khan
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (1922-2009)
Son of Allauddin Khan, Ali Akbhar Khan himself a great musician of India. He established a school for Sarod.

Ram Narayan, felicitating Ustad Abdul Latif khan
At Sarangi Sammelan, Bhopal, 1993
Sarangi Maestros
Indian Music Archive
Maestros Ravishankar (Sitar) and Ali Akbar Khan (Sarod)

Ustad Allauddin Khan
Khan was a versatile Musician
Baba Allauddin Khan
The Great M.S.
M.S. Subbulakshmi (1916-2004)
Subbulakshmi was a renowned vocalist in the Carnatic Classical style

Omkarnath Thakur
Notice the absence of harmonium and the august presence of Sarangi
Indian Classical Music
The Surbahar Instrument
Annapurna Devi


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