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Philosophy of Indian Music: Contribution of the Trinity

 
John Cristopher Kommalapudi (Author)
Synopsis
It is impossible to divorce Indian music from the whole structure of Indian culture and philosophy with which it is interwoven in a number of ways from the earliest times of which we have records.
The idea of music as a divine art implies that music is not considered on its merits alone, but points beyond itself and man to the divine. Thus music can be understood as an invention of divinities or as a general principle of divine creation.
This work presents a vivid account of the philosophy of Indian Music in coherent way. The valuable information is gathered under the following chapters : Introduction; Philosophic and Religious Roots of Indian Music; Nada-Brahman; Vedic Music; Svaras and Ragas; Devotional Music of South India; The Trinity of South Indian Music : Their Contribution; Summary and Conclusion, followed by an exhaustive bibliography.
Definitely, this will serve the purpose of scholars in the field of history, culture, religion and philosophy, music and fine arts.
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About the author

John Cristopher Kommalapudi

"Dr. John Christopher has thrown some new light upon the essence of Indian music. In comparison with other writings concering Indian music., this book has more properly and profoundly reappraised its philosophical meaning. Consequently, he has added some fresh understanding of the Philosophy of Indian Music."

He presented various papers on Philosophy of music in many seminars conducted by different universities in India. There are some books and articles published to his credit, on philosophy and also music.

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Bibliographic information

Title Philosophy of Indian Music: Contribution of the Trinity
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183702065
length xv+248p., 23cm.