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Thema Books - Shatabarshiyan Jyotirindra Moitra Shatabarshiyan Jyotirindra Moitra
Edited by Samik Bandyopadhyay and Sibaditya Dasgupta
Hb. 14 x 22 cm. x + 414 pp. 28 b/w Photographs. Rs. 500 ISBN 978-93-81703-30-4
Special Centenary Tribute. A collection of critical and memoiral essays on poet, lyricist and composer Jyotirindra Moitra (1911-77); two selections of his poems, compiled and introduced by Alokeranjan Dasgupta and Samik Bandyopadhyay; 20 plates of rare photographs; facsimiles from notebooks; the most exhaustive compilation of 127 letters by Jyotirindra Moitra written to some of the greatest minds of our time, with detailed editorial annotations on personalities, events, happenings and places, weaving together a fascinating socio-political and cultural history of the times. A genealogical table and a unusual chronology that interlaces events in the life of Moitra with texts on those events from his own reminiscences, or by his friends, peers and contemporaries will be a special treat for readers.
The Sound of Sitar
Subroto Roy Chowdhury
Thema Books - The Sound of Sitar
Pb. 14 x 21.5 cm. vi + 105 pp. Rs. 120 $ 5 ISBN 978-93-81703-34-2

In a freeflowing, lucid and critical overview, Subroto Roy Chowdhury, sitarist and musicologist, traces the evolution of the sitar in a fast evolving musical scenario. The technically insightful distinctions in the styles of the major vocalists and instrumentalists of the twentieth century are grounded in a close study of how several memories, traditions, influences and reverberations have gone into the making of these styles; allowing listeners and performers alike a more sensitive understanding of the distinct nuances of the different individual sitar styles in the classical Indian music circuit.

Thema Books - Alauddin Khan: Amaar Jibani Alauddin Khan: Amaar Jibani
Compiled, edited and introduced by Anindya Bandyopadhyay
Hb. 18.5 x 24.5 cm. viii + 167 pp. 48 b/w Photographs. Rs. 375 ISBN 978-93-81703-31-1
Foreword by Annapurna Devi. Preface by Ashish Khan. Complete text of the maestro’s handwritten memoirs; notations of over 40 gats and bandishes composed by the maestro from Sangeetvijñan Praveshika, letters, diary entries. 40 rare black and white archival stills. 70 pages of notation transcripts.
Sangeet Samrat Khansahab Alladiya Khan: My Life
Translated and introduced by Urmila Bhirdikar and Amlan Das Gupta.
Thema Books - Sangeet Samrat Khansahab Alladiya Khan: My Life
Pb. 14 x 21.5 cm. x+115 pp. 42 rare b/w photographs. Rs. 150
ISBN 978-93-81703-02-1
A Thema bestseller, this revised second edition of the autobiography of one of the legendary masters of Indian classical music and the founder of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana, as told to his grandson Azizuddin Khan, includes several rare photographs, which have been added to the ones in the first edition, and a
translation by Vidhushi Shruti Sadolikar Katkar of an excerpt from a chapter in Govindrao Tembe’s biography of Khansahab, the only recorded account of the maestro’s singing style.
Thema Books - Apnader Sebay: Swarasamrat Ali Akbar Khan-er Atmajeebani NEW
Apnader Sebay: Swarasamrat Ali Akbar Khan-er Atmajeebani

Compiled and edited by Anindya Bandyopadhyay
Hb. 18 x 24 cm. viii+144 pp. 44 rare b/w photographs. Rs. 300 ISBN 978-93-81703-01-4
The autobiography of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, as told to Anindya Bandyopadhyay; with a long introduction, and discography, and details of film credits, ragas composed and played by him, the curriculum of Ali Akbar College of Music, bibliography, list of
awards,and genealogy; and a collection of rare archival photographs.
Music and Modernity
North Indian Classical Music
in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction
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Thema Books - Music and Modernity -  North Indian Classical Music
Ed. AMLAN DASGUPTA.
266 pp. Pb. ISBN 81-86017-34-8. 2007. Rs 160.
This collection brings together essays by a number of scholars, researchers and professionals in the field of music, offering a wide range of viewpoints and approaches to the impact of modernity on the traditional practices of north Indian classical music. Jon Barlow, Urmila Bhirdikar, Suresh Chandvankar,
Siddhartha Ghosh, Amelia Maciszewski, Adrian Mcneil, Rajeev Patke, Amlan Das Guta— specialists in the fields of history of technology, instrument-making, record collection and preservation, as well as performing artists and researchers in the history and aesthetics of music— focus on the impact of technology with the introduction of techniques of sound reproduction, as also with the advent of print culture and the new values of reception and learning.
Thema Books - Sangeetsurya Ustad Amir Khan - Pandit Tejpal Singh Dr Prerana Arora and Meena Banerjee Sangeetsurya Ustad Amir Khan: Jeebanakatha, Sangeetakeerti O Bandish Sangraha [In Bengali]
Pandit Tejpal Singh and Dr Prerana Arora. Translated from Hindi by Meena Banerjee
Hb. 18.5 x 24.5 cm. x+148 pp. 28 b/w photographs. Rs. 350. ISBN 978-81-86017-67-8
An anthoritative biography of Ustad Amir Khan (1912-74), a master vocalist in Hindusthani Classical Music, with an analysis of his performance style, and his complete bandishes with notations.
Mor Bandhu Kajalbhomra
Kali Dasgupta
Thema Books - Mor Bandhu Kajalbhomra - Kali Dasgupta
Hb. 11 x 18.5 cm. vi + 108 pp. Rs 50. Bengali ISBN 81-86017-66-6

A radical folk singer’s thoughts on Bengali folk songs and his collection of traditional songs.

Thema Books - Hindustani Sangeetey Tansener Sthan - Birendrakishore Roychaudhuri Hindustani Sangeetey Tansener Sthan [Tansen’s Contribution to Hindustani Music]
Birendrakishore Roychaudhuri
Pb. 14 x 21.5 cm. 142 pp. 11 rare b/w photos. Rs 100. Bengali ISBN 81-86017-65-8
This revised Thema edition brings together a rare musicological text, enriched with rare archival photographs of the maestro and select correspondence with Baba Alanddin Khan Pandit S N Ratanjhankar.
 
 
 
     
 
 

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