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Our range of books dealing with film studies has a common approach i.e. to present you with various theoretical, historical, and critical approaches to the cinema. These books are written with a concept of explaining narrative, artistic, cultural, economic, and political implications of the cinema in detail. Our range of books on music / musicology / film studies includes some hindustani musicians, perspectives on music, emotion pictures, hindi film song, music contexts, wind of fire, indology and ethnomusicology, keywords and concepts, on music and musicians of hindoostan.

Some Hindustani Musicians

Some Hindustani Musicians

Some Hindustani Musicians: They Lit The Way!
Indian Music having won a place of pride in the global musical heritage, has major influences in creating a larger music tradition. The performances of music, realized through performing ideas are identified and realized here. Dr. Ranade has here analyzed 19 major performers' performing ideas as they became accessible to him in mehfil-s, recordings or teaching sessions.

Author: Ashok Da. Ranade

About the Author: Ashok Da. Ranade is a vocalist (Hindustani Classical), composer, musicologist, ethnomusicologist, voice-culturist and a teacher with degrees in literature, law and music.

Publisher: 2011, Hb, 388pp., Illus., Biblio., Index

ISBN-10: 81-85002-73-8

ISBN-13: 978-81-85002-73-6

Price: Rs 750 (Outside India: US $37.95)

Perspectives On Music

Perspectives on Music

Perspectives on Music: Ideas and Theories
Totality of Indian music as a cumulative result of six musical categories, is expressed through a series of essays examining Indian music in dimensions offered by varied disciplines such as education, history, religion, yoga, popular culture, and others.

Author: Ashok Da. Ranade

About the Author: Author of several books on music, Sangeetacharya Ashok Da. Ranade is a vocalist (Hindustani classical), musicologist, voice-culturist and ethnomusicologist. He has composed music for plays, documentaries and films.

Publisher: 2008, Hb, 370pp., Biblio., Index

ISBN-10: 81-85002-74-6

ISBN-13: 978-81-85002-74-3-

Price: Rs 750 (Outside India: US $37.95)

Emotion Pictures

Emotion Pictures

Emotion Pictures: Cinematic Journeys into the Indian Self
Cinema is a People's Art, in which both influence each other-making it a grand cultural conversation, in which filmmakers and viewers even come to blows sometimes. A collection of essays, this book explores the experience of Hindi movie-goers, especially that of small town teenagers in north-central India. Indian films, as they go deep into our minds, affecting and being affected by our psyche are uncovered herein.   

Author: Narendra Panjwani

About the Author:  A Ph.D in Sociology from Mumbai University, Narendra Panjwani was Professor, Film Studies at The Digital Academy, Mumbai. He began writing this book while a senior journalist at The Times of India.

Publisher: 2006, Hb, 296pp., Glossary, Illus., Index

ISBN-10: 81-86962-72-7

ISBN-13: 978-81-86962-72-5

Price: Rs 1200 (Outside India: US $59.95)

Hindi Film Song

Hindi Film Song

Hindi Film Song: Music Beyond Boundaries
Anecdotes, floating myths, rare reminiscences and moving personal encounters have lit up the world of Hindi Film Music. Hindi Film Song is an attempt at analyzing composers and voices, noting historical developments and discussing aesthetic issues, while lovingly bringing together all strands to trace a complete musical profile of the distinctly Indian phenomenon that continues to cross all kinds of boundaries.

Author: Ashok Da. Ranade

About the Author: A widely appreciated writer in Marathi and English on music and theatre, Ashok Da. Ranade is a vocalist (Hindustani classical), musicologist, voice-culturist and ethnomusicologist.

Publisher: 2006, Pb, 440pp., Plates, Illus., Biblio., Index

ISBN-10: 81-85002-64-9

ISBN-13: 978-81-85002-64-4

Price: Rs 495 (Outside India: US $24.95)

Music Contexts

Music Contexts

Music Contexts: A Concise Dictionary of Hindustani Music
The rich and complex musico-cultural profile of durable and varied cultural traditions is the subject matter of this book. Combining two approaches of presenting source material, namely, the thesaurus and dictionary approaches, the author seeks to provide larger contexts with factual information and meanings. Through three hundred entries grouped in three main sections and six subsections, this is an attempt to deal with etymological, historical, musicological and cultural aspects of Hindustani music.

Author: Ashok Da. Ranade

About the Author: A renowned writer on Indian music, Ashok Da. Ranade is a vocalist (Hindustani classical), musicologist, voice-culturist and ethnomusicologist and has composed music for plays, documentaries and films.

Publisher: 2006, Pb, 342pp., Biblio., Index

ISBN-10: 81-85002-63-0

ISBN-13: 978-81-85002-66-8

Price: Rs 395 (Outside India: US $19.95)

Wind Of Fire

Wind of Fire

Wind of Fire: The Music and Musicians of Goa
Intended for the general reader, this book seeks to establish Goa as indeed' an oasis of many cultural incarnations.' Profiling some of the outstanding Goan musicians and vocalists, it brings to the fore, the influence of both Portuguese and Dutch as well as Indians themselves in raising Goan folk music.

Author: Mario Cabral e Sa

About the Author:  MẢRIO CABRAL E SẢ, a graduate from the Portuguese lycee, is a well-known journalist and prolific writer whose articles on a variety of subjects have been published in several national and international newspapers and journals.   

Publisher: 1997, Hb, 373pp., Plates, Illus., Appendix, Biblio., Index

ISBN-10: 81-85002-19-3

ISBN-13: 978-81-85002-19-4

Price: Rs 750 (Outside India: US $37.95)

Indology And Ethnomusicology

Indology and Ethnomusicology

Indology and Ethnomusicology: Contours of the Indo-British Relationship
This monograph on Indian music and culture as in the times of British rule will be useful to students of Indian culture, Indo-British history, Orientalism and related disciplines.

Author: Ashok Da. Ranade

About the Author: A vocalist (Hindustani classical), musicologist, voice-culturist and ethnomusicologist, Ashok Da. Ranade has authored several books on Indian music and composed music for plays, documentaries and films.   

Publisher: 1992, Hb, 93pp., Biblio., Index

ISBN-10: 81-85002-24-X

ISBN-13: 978-81-85002-24-8

Price: Rs 200 (Outside India: US $9.95)

Keywords And Concepts

Keywords and Concepts

Keywords and Concepts: Hindustani Classical Music

In Keywords and Concepts, The author explores a novel approach to facilitate an easy understanding of the Hindustani tradition of classical music following in the footsteps of Amarkosh (1000 A.D.) -- probably the first thesaurus in the world.

Author:  Ashok Da. Ranade

About the Author:  An appreciated writer in Marathi and English on music and theatre, Ashok Da. Ranade is a vocalist (Hindustani classical), musicologist, voice-culturist and ethnomusicologist.   

Publisher: 1990, Hb, xii, 160pp., Illus., Index

ISBN-10: 81-85002-12-6

ISBN-13: 978-81-85002-12-5

Price: Rs 350 (Outside India: US $17.95)

On Music And Musicians Of Hindoostan

On Music and Musicians of Hindoostan

On Music and Musicians of Hindoostan
More than a mere analysis of music and musicians, this book is a classic, a thought-structure of high relevance by a vocalist whose intimacy with the performing tradition matches his depth of scholastic insight. Divided into two parts -- the first dealing with theoretical, historical, conceptual issues; the second, a practical commentary on the major exponents of prominent khayals and gharanas, this is a delightful read for music lovers

Author: Ashok Da. Ranade

About the Author:  Sangeetacharya Ashok Da. Ranade is a vocalist (Hindustani classical), musicologist, voice-culturist and ethnomusicologist. He has composed music for plays, documentaries and films.   

Publisher: 1984, Hb, x, 208pp., Glossary, Plates, Illus., Index

Price: Rs 350 (Outside India: US $17.95)

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