The Jaipur-Atrauli gharana


I would like to dwell here on some aspects of our Gharana Gayaki, as I understand it. I do not wish to cross swords with either practicing musicians of our gharana or music critics in this note. These are my personal opinions and perceptions which may be liable to be questioned, but they would go unanswered by me. Personal perceptions are personal by nature and they are meant for like-minded people. “Aakaar” in Jaipur -Atrauli Gharana It is generally held that “aakaar” in vocalising our singing is it’s hall-mark,......

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July 17, 2016

Gharanas in Hindustani Music – a lament

The importance of gharana in furthering the cause of Hindustani music should not be forgotten in the modern days when very few popular /young musicians stick to the tenets of their gharanas,if they have one....


September 11, 2015

The Jaipur-Atrauli gharana

“Gharanas were systems of singing, constructed by great thought and deliberation behind them. It was not that a master sang and it automatically became a gharana” – Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur THR JAIPUR ATRAULI GHARANA –...


September 11, 2015

Gharana in Hindustani Music

The concept, practice and continuation of gharana singing in the not too distant past was a very distinct reality to practicing and performing Hindustani musicians. It was as real as the air one breathes. The...


September 11, 2015

Aakaar and Laya in Jaipur Atrauli Gayaki

I would like to dwell here on some aspects of our Gharana Gayaki, as I understand it. I do not wish to cross swords with either practicing musicians of our gharana or music critics in...


July 23, 2015

My Taleem from my Guru- Part 2

My taleem from my Guru was not just confined to the learning sessions at home. It continued everywhere when I was travelling with him for concerts and in the concerts. In taxies ferrying us to...


July 22, 2015

My Taleem from my Guru- Part 1

I am writing this note in response to a friend’s request that he and others were eagerly waiting to hear about my taleem from my Guru. Hence,it’s going to be a personal note and may...