Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Music of India depicts the story of Indian music through 2,000 years of history. Entries cover forms of music from classical to film-originated, as well as dance styles, technical terms, instruments, and biographies of vocalists, musicologists, saints, poets, gurus, composers, and instrumentalists. The range and breadth of theEncyclopedia is immense. With 5,000 entries by approximately 100 acclaimed contributors, the work spans not only all regions of India, but also covers the music of the Subcontinent, including Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
A vast collaborative effort spanning 12 years and supported by an extended group of around 250 musicians, scholars, and teachers of music from India and the world, the Encyclopedia is unprecedented in its vast coverage of a musical tradition renowned for its beauty and spirituality.