Indian classical music and dance has gained universal appeal, especially during the last two decades. It is being popularised all over the world by scores of performing artists. However, a lack of understanding of its essence among not just children but also adults hinders its mass popularity. India’s Classical Music and Dance, in the Let’s Find Out series, is an endeavour to bridge the gap and an effort to understand the basics of Indian classical music and dance, and also folk music and dance.
This book touches upon the vocal tradition of Hindustani and Carnatic classical music, traditional Indian instruments and classical Indian dances including folk dances. It helps demystify the complexities of Indian classical music and dance and, at the same time, it dwells upon all its essential aspects to make it simple enough for children to understand and appreciate India’s rich art form.