About the author

George Ruckert is Senior Lecturer in Music at MIT. He has written several books on the classical music of North India, and is a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, and various journals on Indian music. A co-founder and administrator of an important center for North Indian classical music in California, he has also performed and taught this music widely in the United States, Canada, India, and Europe, and has composed for orchestra, film, and dance productions.

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