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Musical Instruments of the World

Anju Arora (Author)
Synopsis Musical instruments, are tools used to expand the limited scope of musical sounds--such as clapping, stamping, whistling, humming, and singing--that can be produced by a person's unaided body. Throughout the world, instruments vary greatly in purpose and design, from natural, uncrafted objects to complicated products of industrial technology. Although sirens, automobile parts, and radios have been employed in avant-garde compositions, this article mainly concerns those specialized implements intended for performing the world's conventional folk, popular, and classical music.
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Anju Arora

Born in 1969, Dr. Anju Arora has a bright academic career to her credit. In the degree examination she stood first in the merit list of the Punjabi University, Patiala and won the University Gold Medal. In M.A. History examination too she got first position and was awarded Gold Medal by the University; she secured a high percentage of marks and set up a new record. For her consistently brilliant academic career, she was awarded a special Chancellor’s Gold Medal for academic excellence. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the Punjabi University, Patiala in 1996. Dr. Anju Arora was associated with the teaching of post-graduate classes in History first as UGC Research Fellow in the Department of History, Punjabi University and then as a Lecturer in History, Government Mohindra College, Patiala. From there she went on deputation to the Union Territory, Chandigarh. She served first in Government College, Sector 46 and thereafter in the prestigious Government College for Girls, Sector 11, where she got promotion as Senior Lecturer. At present she is teaching post-graduate classes in the History Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh. She has published about a dozen research papers in various journals of repute and has participated in a number of national and regional conferences and seminars. Currently she is engaged in the study and researches of some significant aspects of socio-cultural history of modern India.

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Title Musical Instruments of the World
Author Anju Arora
Format Softcover
Date published: 26.03.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818290157X
length 96p., Colour & B/w Plates