Music of India

The first detailed account of secular Indian music occurs in the " Natyashastra " by Bharata, which has been dated variously from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Although this work is primarily devoted to drama and stagecraft, music is an important topic in it. Musical theory had , by this time, already reached a high stage of development and is decsribed in considerable detail....

Ghazal.

In the name of Allah In endearing memory of Mr Madan Mohan, foremost film music composer in Indian Cinematic history- the King of Ghazals. An elegy of "Love" The Ghazal is an Arabic term and with the influence of Islam it passed into languages such as Persian, Turkish and Urdu, and it is in these languages that it developed a particular meaning. Its root term ” gh- zl ” in Arabic refers to...

Saba

Fateh Ali Khan- Persian poet. Born in Kashan probably in 1756AD and died in 1823 AD. He was of Azarbajani origin . His father , Aka Mohammad was Governor of Kashan and his brother , Muhammad Ali Khan who was a minister to Luf Ali Khan. Aka Mohammad was killed by the Kadjar regime and following this tragedy the poet wandered from place to place in fear of his life until he found refuge with Fath...

Surush

Mohammad Ali Khan. Prominent Persian poet of Kadjar period. Born in 1813 ( AD ), he moved to Esfahan where he completed his vocation and discovered his poetic vocation. He succeeded Kaani as the foremost poet of Nasir al Din Shahs court where he was entitled " Khan ". Surush died in 1868 and was buried at Qom ( modern day Iran ). His work followed that of Anwari, Muizzi, and Farukhi. His main...

Siphiri

Suhrab Siphiri ( 1928-1980 AD ) The most famous 20th century Persian poet. Born in Kashan ( modern day Iran ), his first poems appeared in in 1951, also in " Hasht Kitab - Eight books ). His activity as a poet established him as a leading modernist. His work recalls that of European romantics in its love of nature and child like wonder , while its communication of belief in the unity of existence...

Nashid

a hymn, a chant, a piece of vocal music. The root term " N-SH-D " refers to a search for a lost object. Anshada means to recite poetry. The term Nashid itself considered as referring to the raising of the human voice , probably took on its musical connotation at the time when the melodius recitation of poetry in public became fashionable. The term as it appears in literature relating to music...