Music in South India

Welcome to the companion site for for for Music in South India, by T. Viswanathan and Matthew Harp Allen. On this site you will find a number of useful resources.


  • About the Book
  • About the Authors
  • Sample chapter from the text
  • Instructor's manual. Designed by educational consultant Bryan Burton to reinforce concepts and enhance the study of South Indian music, this manual include activities and assignments, projects and worksheets for in-class use, overhead transparencies, and sample quiz questions.

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"With this book, Viswa (T. Viswanathan) and Matthew Allen have succeeded in filling a long-standing gap in the teaching of south Indian music to the Western world. Their achievement is to be hailed with enthusiasm." --Roderic Knight, Oberlin College, in the Journal of Asian Studies 64(2):505-507, May 2005