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Welcome to the world of

Indian Art Music
(Raga Music, Hindustani Music, Indian Classical Music)

Here you will learn about the features of this glorious and sophisticated form of music.
You will also meet here with two of its most authentic and senior practitioners, who are at once concert performers, scholars, composers and teachers.

Furthermore, this website will introduce you to diverse facets of Indian classical culture.
This is a living site, with additional material being constantly added, so be sure to visit frequently!


Quick links to the art music of Dr Chintamani Rath:-

Video:
  • Raga Bhimpalasi (36minutes, 40MB)
  • Mishra Pilu Thumri (5minutes, 6MB)
  • Pokarekare Ana (famous Maori song) (6mt., 7MB)
  • Kanai Ho (boatman's song of Bengal) (5mt., 6MB)
  • Raga Maru Bihag (7minutes, 12MB)
  • Talk introducingTanpura (5 minutes, 10MB)
  • Raga Megh (18 minutes, 10MB)
    Audio:
  • Raga Bageshri – full Alap (35 mt., 32MB)
  • Raga Darbari (on violin)
  • Raga Todi (on Esraj)
  • Raga Bageshri (on Esraj)
  • Raga Puria Dhanashri (on 5-stringed violin)
  • Raga Shyam Kalyan (on violin)
  • Raga Kalavati (on 5-stringed violin)
  • Raga Kedar (on violin)
  • Mishra Dhun (on violin)
    Other quick links:-
  • Introduction to Indian Art Music
  • History
  • Treatises
  • Hinduism
  • Eastern Indian Food
  • Orissa
  • Quick links to the art music of Prof. Basavi Mukerji:-

    Audio:
  • Khayal (Raga Madhuvanti)
  • Vilambit Khayal 1 (Sthayi - Raga Kedar)
  • Vilambit Khayal 2 (Tan - Raga Kedar)
  • Drut Khayal (Antara and Tan - Raga Kedar)
  • Tarana (Raga Tilak Kamod)
  • Vilambit + Drut Khayal (Raga Nayaki Kanada)
  • Thumri (Raga Pahadi)
  • Thumri (Raga Bhairavi)
  • Meera Bhajan (Raga Mand)
  • Kabir Bhajan 1 (Raga Bhairavi)
  • Kabir Bhajan 2 (Raga Bhairavi)

    Other quick links:-
  • The Concept of the Raga
  • Shruti ("Microtones")
  • Selected Raga, Pitch / Intonation
  • Gharana (Styles/Schools)
  • Ornaments (e.g. Meend, Gamak, etc.)
  • Alap
  • Laya, Tala
  • Tihai
  • Carnatic music
  • Hindustani music
  • Acharya Dr Chintamani Rath
    M.Com., LL.M., Ph.D. (music)
    (based in New Zealand)
    Prof Basavi Mukerji
    M.A. (music), M.Phil. (music)
    (based in India)
    Click here for a thumbnail sketch of
    Acharya Dr Chintamani Rath
    and here for a fuller introduction
    Click here for a thumbnail sketch of
    Prof Basavi Mukerji
    and here for a fuller introduction
    Contact Acharya Dr Chintamani Rath:
  • Telephone: +64-27-5769876
  • Facsimile: +64-7-5769476
  • E-mail: cmrath@xtra.co.nz
  • Contact Prof Basavi Mukerji:
  • Telephone: +91-94343-48423
  • E-mail: basavi1@gmail.com
  • This website will be constantly updated; be sure to log in frequently! Also, your comments/views/opinions/queries are cordially solicited... Send mail to cmrath@xtra.co.nz with questions or comments.
    Copyright : All material in this website is copyright. Contact Dr Rath for permission to use