Preserving Our Musical Heritage

Dr Nita Mukherjee describes the knowledge conservation efforts of a music academy in Mumbai

Way back in 1956 when the renowned tabla maestro Pandit Nikhil Ghosh set up Sangit Mahabharati (SMB) most people thought it would be just another “music class” which artistes set up to make ends meet. Patronage of the performing arts was diminishing. State sponsorship necessitated compromises; and...

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