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Folk Music & Musical Instruments Of Punjab - Book By Alka Pande

From The Backcover Of 'Folk Music & Musical Instruments Of Punjab' By Alka Pande

For centuries folk music has been interwoven with the social fabric of the people. Folk compositions are mere reflections of the intimate associations of group and social activities like sowing, reaping, marriage, war and childbirth. The folk singer has a song for every month and the player of folk music are always prepared with their instruments near at hand to entertain the village.

This book explores the rich but little-known world of Punjab folk instruments. With case studies and directories and tracing the birth, development and current status of over 70 instruments from the northern state of India, the book is must for lovers of folk traditions and those interested in world music.

With 60 colour and black and white photographs; 26 illustrations and a map.


About The Author Of The Book 'Folk Music & Musical Instruments Of Punjab'

Alka Pande is a well-known name in the field of art history and arts journalism in India. With degrees in History and Art History, Dr. Pande has served on many committees and on the Boards of many institutions. These include the Chair of the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi; the Vice President of Alliance Francaise, Chandigarh and Member, Arts Purchase Committee of Government Museum, Chandigarh. Her keen interest in folk dance and music traditions and in their manifestations in regional theatre, handicrafts, folklore and history have lead to her research in these fields. She is at present the Chairperson, Department of Fine Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh. 

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Folk Music & Musical Instruments Of Punjab - Book By Alka Pande

  • Brand: Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad
  • Product Code: MK223
  • Year: 1999
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Availability: Out Of Stock
  • Rs.1,195.00
  • Rs.1,075.50

  • You Save: Rs.119.50 or 10.00%

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