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Information on Evolution of Indian Classical Music, Raags,Taal & Indian Instruments

The Music of India, one of the oldest and most sophisticated, with an intricate grammar of its own, has been attracting worldwide attention since many centuries. It is also a major system of music, that is essentially melodic, having retained this character till today.

Looking at ancient granthas (books) it is felt that originally, only one method of Indian Classical Music would be in practice. However, due to political changes and invasion of Muslims on India, there was a distinct impact of Muslim culture, on the music of North India. As Muslims could not reach South India, there was no impact on Persian music on South Indian music. Hence Indian Classical Music can be divided into two major areas

Hindustani Music (North Indian Classical Music)
Karnataki Music (South Indian Classical Music)

The differences between Hindustani Music and Karnatak Music are the differences in the same unity, which is the underlining basic cultural unity for both the systems.

While scholars has got to go deep into text and techniques of Indian Music, & master them, only through "Guru Shishya Parampara" , (& not through the net) some basic information is necessary, for those who would like to begin such study. Through this site, one would get basic information about Indian Classical Music & also basic details about Ragas, Talas & Instruments.