ISBN: 81-215-1157 Publisher:Munshiram Manoharlal Book Format: Hard Bound No. of Volumes: 1 Language: English Physical Description: 213 pages Year of Publication: 2005
The dearth of written material of quality and authenticity on contemporary music performance, musicians and related issues needs to be considered seriously in the context of preservation, propagation and promotion of Indian Classical Music. The reading material available today on Indian music is mainly by theoreticians and not practising musicians. In general one observes lack of objectivity and scientific approach in the work by Indians and the absence of cultural perspective in the work by non-Indians. A professional Indian woman performer is still a rarity in this field. 'Along the Path of Music' is not a biographical work. It is a journey in and out of a noted musician Dr. Prabha Atrre who cannot dissociate herself from music even in her personal life. A first hand account of her musical journey, observations, experiences, reactions, in her own words makes reading of this book interesting and engaging. The objective, scientific approach and cultural perspective bring this book credibility.