Hindustani classical music: In evolution is key

Hindustani classical

New Delhi: Hindustani classical music, one of the two main traditions of Indian classical music, has a rich and complex history that spans over a millennium. This musical tradition has evolved through various phases, influenced by cultural, social, and political changes in the Indian subcontinent. This essay traces the evolution of Hindustani classical music from its ancient roots to its modern form. Ancient Roots and Early Development The origins of Hindustani classical music can be traced back to the Vedic period (1500–500 BCE), where the Samaveda, one of the four…

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