January 11, 2011 5:16:55 pm
The three-volume encyclopedia on the A to Z of Indian music across 2000 years,the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Music of India released recently,will soon be available in digital format.
“We are preparing a digital version of the book in the US. It will be more versatile and will be available to people all over the world through the Oxford reference shelf,” Oxford University Press India’s Managing Director Manzar Khan said here.
A team from the Oxford University Press and Sangit Mahabharati,a Mumbai-based music academy,worked for 12 years to compile the encyclopedia,which has more than 5,000 entries on music,dance,vocalists,accompanists,poets and musicologists.
“It’s the first comprehensive book on the music of India in the last 100 years and our largest project so far,” Khan said after launching the book here last night.
It also has details all forms of dance,raga,tala,and gharana and includes the music of Nepal,Bangladesh,Pakistan,and Sri Lanka.
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