The book Gulistan-E-Mousiqui is a
collection of Music Essays based on
different topic of Indian classical music.
it is an special book itself by two
reasons, this is the most precious
collection of Music Essays of Stalwart
and Eminent of Indian Classical Music.
Second reason is that last book edited
The uniqueness of this book is that
it contents the old and precious essays
which have published in "Vageshree"
Journal of Faculty of music and Fine
Arts. It could not reached to the readers
because of not available as a book. As a
book shape it will be easily available.
Hope this book will be very useful
for Music students.
Dr. Mohammed Haroon aftercompleting 40 years of his professional
career in Librarianship has recently retire
as Deputy Librarian from Delhi University
Library System, University of Delhi. He
has obtained post-graduate degrees in
Political Science (1971), Persian (1985)
Library and Information Science (1982)
and Ph.D in Music (2002) from University
Dr. Haroon has authored nine books
on library science and music. He has
contributed two research papers on
indian Muslim names in international
conferences. In addition to this many
articles have been published in various
Indian journals. Because of his multi
disciplinary approach, for his articles, he
has ventured into the subjects that are
more or less untouched by writers.
This volume is a collection of research papers by teachers
published in Vageeshwari, a journal being brought out
regularly by Music Department, University of Delhi. To me
such publications are needed because:
(a) The journal are important source of vital new or
less known information that are widely consulted
by scholars. Normally all music journals are not
subscribed in a music library and this restrict their
access to new and old published materials.
(b) We do not have sufficient music journals and
whatever was available has decreased year by year.
As a music librarian I am a witness to many good
music periodicals that after long struggle for survival
lost the battle and landed into ‘ceased publication’
category. This literature soon will be out reach for
(c) The production quality of majority music journals
is of average clas. The paper used in most cases is
not good. With passing of time the pages becomes
pale and briftle. To save these, the librarians shift
them to ‘rear book section’ under lock and key. All
the members do not have access to such collection.
the journal Vageeshwari’ is not subscribed by many music
libraries. By publishing some selected articles from it. I have
‘tried to acknowledge their good research work and maket available to the music academic clientele. this work
supplements the students knowledge beyond their text
books. I sincerely feel that more and more such publications
are neeed for our students and scholars.
To arrange the material in some helpful sequance is an
important characteristic of a book. Listing the papers
alphabetically by authors names or by their seiority is not a
good solution So, the essay have given in minemonic
hierarchy i.e. history, early texts, gharana, individuals,
theory on inter-disciplinary studies, education, research and
globalisation. By this the reader shall find similar topics at
I am thankful to all the Deans-present and past for their
encouragement for such publications. I also thank the
cntributors for permitting me to publish their articles. My
colleague in the Library, Music Department, University of
Delhi need all thanks for their fullest cooperation for this
volume. I duly acknowledge the assistace from my family
members. My gransons Hasay and Ayan need a member
for allowing me to carry out my work at home.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
North Indian Music (277)
Original Texts (59)
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