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Acoustical Perspective on Raga-Rasa Theory, Suvarnalata Rao

Author Name    Suvarnalata Rao

Title   Acoustical Perspective on Raga-Rasa Theory

Binding   Hardbound

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   14 Cms x 22 Cms

Publisher   New Delhi, India Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd. 2000

ISBN    8121508789 / 9788121508780

Seller ID   013039

Rasa, as an aesthetic experience, has always been a dominant feature of art and art criticism in India. This study examines rasa as related to Indian music, specially the raga. A new approach has been made for understanding the complex issue of raga-rasa relation, wherein, theories and tools of modern scientific technology have been employed. This may perhaps be the first work in recent times to examine the aspects of intonation and melodic movement in the actual performance context, using very sensitive computer software. A specially innovative section of the book deals with a detailed comparison between Indian and Western viewpoints on the issue of music and emotion. The exhaustive literature survey presented on the subject of raga-rasa provides excellent source material on the subject. It includes the historical evolution of rasa as applied to various aspects of Indian music. Although no specificity in terms of a particular rasa can be attached to the aesthetic experience associated with a raga, this study reassures that the principles inherent in a raga and their aesthetic capabilities are not mere theoretical norms but a reality leading to the blissful experience of rasa. Printed Pages: 160 with 54 graphs.

Indian Classical Music

Price = 8.25 USD


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