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For The Foreign Audience: Book Reviews
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For The Foreign Audience: Book Reviews Understanding Indian Classical Music : By G.N. Joshi (Taraporewala, Price not stated) By MOHAN NADKARNI writing as GURUDEV SHARAN The Times of India, Sunday, April 22, 1979 Mr. Joshi makes it clear in his prefatory note that he has foreign readership specially in view in writing his book. Although, over the post-freedom years, Western interest in Indian music has...

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From Maharashtra: Book Review
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From Maharashtra: Book Review Maharashtra’s Contribution to Music by Vamanrao Deshpande, (Maharashtra Information Centre, New Delhi, Re 1) By MOHAN NADKARNI writing as GURUDEV SHARAN The Times of India, July 30, 1972 PROBABLY no other region in India has made so rich and varied a contribution to music as Maharashtra. It covers a wide range from classical and light classical to stage and light...

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Dances of India – Book Review
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Dances of India – Book Review Indian dances: By Rina Singha and Reginald Massey (Faber & Faber, 63s) By MOHAN D. NADKARNI The Times of India, February 25, 1968 INDIAN dance, like Indian music, has a record of achievement through the ages. It once enjoyed pride of place in temple and court. But the extent of neglect it suffered under alien rule was truly...

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Erudite but Incoherent: Book Review
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Erudite but Incoherent: Book Review Sargam: An introduction to Indian Music by Vishnudass Shirali (Abhinav/Marg Publications, New Delhi, Rs 160)  By MOHAN NADKARNI writing as GURUDEV SHARAN The Times of India, April 6, 1978 Is our tradition music in crisis? Will it survive the impact of the fast-changing trends now in evidence on the contemporary scene? Is orchestration of ragas possible? Can we have harmony...

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