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Music of Eastern India

Sukumar Ray (Author)
Synopsis North Indian Music has developed two facets of expressions—Raga or classical music and devotional-cum-light music. Classical songs grew in many ways through innumerable phases at different periods. So also, devotional songs evolved a methodological structure, while its counterpart, light music, especially lyrical songs and modern songs of today, imbibed a new technique. Therefore, forms, intricacies, aesthetic excellences, classical influences and rhythmic patterns of popular songs make a separate subject of study. Interested readers will find in this book a clear idea of the technique of music compositions of popular type of Bengali songs. The author has cast his net wide putting together in a single volume the account of Assamese, Oriya and Manipuri popular music also.
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About the author

Sukumar Ray

Sukumar Ray had his musical training between nineteen thirties and forties in Dacca, where he was well-known as an artiste of classical songs.  His principal occupation was literature and he acted as a lecturer in a college and later at the Dacca University between 1940-48.  he cherished ideas of combining the principles of literature with that of musical studies.  Added to these were his wide experiences of musical forms of Bengal, Orissa, Assam and Manipur during his services under All India Radio from 1948-70.  His contributions in the sixties to periodicals and journals established himself as an author and musicologist in Calcuctta.

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Title Music of Eastern India
Author Sukumar Ray
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1985
Edition Reprint
Language: English
length xvi+315p., Tables; Figures; References; Bibliography; Glossary; Index; 23cm.