The Raga-Ness of Ragas: Ragas Beyond the Grammar Hardcover
Deepak S. Raja
  • ISBN : 9788124608357
  • year : 2015
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This book is a systematic and contemporary exploration of the uniquely Indian phenomenon of raga, which forms the foundation of the musical culture of India. Maestros speak with total conviction of a raga as having a personality. A raga must therefore be viewed not only as the governing authority of musical performance, but also as an archetype pregnant and cultural meaning. The exploration of raga-ness, therefore, can begin with the grammatical coordinates of ragas, but cannot stop there.