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History of Music : Sanskritic Tradition

The music of India and its history are too complex to be described briefly. This brief introduction is intended to help those who are new to Indian classical music; with the hope that a foreknowledge of certain theoretical points may assist their appreciation.  

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Post Mauryan Period: Sakas

Sakas were the Scythians, horse-riding nomadic pastoralists of ancient Iran

Recommended for : Sakas , Sanskrit , Mathura

अलबरूनी

अलबरुनी  का जन्म आधुनिक उज्बेकिस्तान में स्थित ख्व़ारिज्म में सन् 973 में हुआ था. वह फारस का एक प्रसिद्ध विद्वान था जोकि महमूद गज़नवी के भारत आक्रमण के दौरान उसके  साथ आया था.

Recommended for : अलबरुनी , फारस , गजनी , Alberuni , Arabi , Sanskrit

National Song

The song Vande Mataram, composed in Sanskrit by Bankimchandra Chatterji, was a source of inspiration to the people in their struggle for freedom. It has an equal status with Jana-gana-mana.

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Languages Of India

The languages of India primarily belong to two major linguistic families, Indo-European (whose branch Indo-Aryan is spoken by about 74% of the population) and Dravidian (spoken by about 24%). Other languages spoken in India come from the Austro- Asiatic and Tibeto-Burmese linguistic families.

Recommended for : Languages of India , Primarily , Linguistic Families , Asiatic , Sanskrit And Tamil

Hindi Diwas

Hindi language is one of the oldest languages & obtains much of its academic terminology from the Sanskrit language & is written in Devanagari script.

Recommended for : Hindi , Hindi Diwas , Hindi Language

Social Reformer: Dayanand Saraswati

Dayanand Saraswati, a profound scholar of the Vedic lore and Sanskrit language, he was the most important Hindu religious leader of his time.

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CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCE

The dance drama that still exists  today and can most closely be associated with the Sanskrit the atrical tradition is Kuchipudi which is also known as Bhagavata Mela Natakam. The actors sing and dance, and the style is a blend of folk and classical.

Recommended for : Classical Indian Dance , Folk and Classical , Bhagavata Mela Natakam , Sing and Dance