Overview for Nyasa in Raga: The Pleasant Pause in Hindustani Music
The book, titled "Nyasa in Raga: The Pleasant Pause in Hindustani Music" deals with the concept of nyasa, a very important aspect in the performance of a Hindustani raga. The book takes a wholistic approach while dealing with the subject of nyasa. It covers the views of the ancient, medieval and modern authors regarding nyasa. It also gives a comprehensive definition of nyasa and then proceeds to explain various aspects of nyasa vis-Ã -vis the Hindustani raga. The book is replete with suitable examples wherever necessary, to enable the reader to fully understand the fines details about the concept of nyasa. It also has several examples of how nyasa is important during the performance of a raga, as also how nyasa svaras (notes) are instrumental indifferentiating allied ragas.in dealing with the concept of nyasa in Hindustani raga, the book also explains in minute details, the finer nuances of the performance of a raga, whether from an artist's perspective, the listener's point of view or simply in terms of the raga's aesthetics.