Ashok Da. Ranade

Ashok Da. Ranade is a Hindustani classical vocalist, musicologist, voice-culture expert, and an ethnomusicologist. He has composed music for plays, documentaries and films. His writings in Marathi and English on music and theatre are widely appreciated and read throughout India and the world. Broad cultural vision, rigorous analysis, clarity and thought provoking presentations are his strengths. He seeks to explore everything that is touched by music.

Dr. Ranade's publications include: Sangeetache Saundaryashastra (1971), Loksangeetshastra (1975), Stravinskyche Sangeetik Saundaryashastra (1975), On Music and Musicians of Hindoostan (1984), Marathi Stage Music (1986), Maharashtra: Art Music (1989), Keywords and Concepts: Hindustani Classical Music (1990), Music and Drama in India (1991), Indology and Ethnomusicology: Contours of the Indo-British Relationship (1992), Bhashanrang-Vyaspeeth te Rangpeeth (1995), Hindustani Music (1998), and Essays in Indian Ethnomusicology (1998).

He also has audio albums to his credit: Baithakichi Lavani (1989), Devgani (1991), a multimedia album on Gangubai Hangal (1998) and Devi Ahilyabai (2005)- a soundtrack.

(Artiste bio taken from book jacket)

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