Rudra Veena is considered to be the mother of all string instruments. Its origin goes back to the very time when music was invented by mediators, trying to find a way to express their inner experiences. Its an- instrument with most meditative qualities. Ancient literature reveals that this instrument is associated with Shiva’s name “Rudra”. In fact, it is believed that Shiva had created this instrument.
The credit for preserving this ancient instrument goes to the collective efforts of the Rishis, Munims, Beenkars, Kings and emperors, especially during the Moghul rule in India, well wishes of Rudra Veena, the manufacturers and makers and of course the players. Today, there are only two Maestros of Rudra Veena in the world, namely Pandit Hindraj Divekar from Pune and Dr. Hindu Pathak of Hubli in South India.
This book unravels the status, continuity and changes in Rudra Veena tradition right from pre-vedic times till date. The authors have done research for over fifteen years, to highlight the history of Rudra Veena, the masters of sound and silence who played and preserved it, the status of Rudra Veena manufacturers, the way to handle and play it and a plan to preserve, promote and propagate this instrument both in India and abroad.
The study will be useful to students and research scholars from music, history, archaeology, ethnomusicology, sociology, anthropology, ethnobotany, music and to general readers as well.
Type - Hardbound
Pages - 100
Rudra Veena—An Ancient String Musical Instrument
- Author: Pandit Hindraj
- ISBN Number: 978 81 7141 581 6
- Availability: In Stock