Author: Shubha Mudgal


Rambhau Pawar


The son of a shehnai player in Aundh, Rambhau Pawar spent his childhood in penury because his father fell prey to vices and as a consequence, was unable to provide for the family. Forced to fend for the family, Rambhau took up a variety of...

Epic Lecture Series tomorrow.


I’m speaking tomorrow at 7 pm at the India Habitat Centre. The talk is tiled “Living Music From The Past: Some thoughts on the documenting, archiving and harvesting of the treasures of Indian music”. Collab: Epic The Channel- That Celebrates Indian Heritage brings you a...

Singing at Pushkar !


From the 22nd to the 25th of November, 2015, a festival of sacred music will take place at the sacred town of Pushkar in Rajasthan.I have been invited to present devotional music at the Raj Bohra Ghat in Pushkar on the 22nd of November in...

Arriving soon ! Hindustani Music in Colonial Bombay


Arriving soon: HINDUSTANI MUSIC IN COLONIAL BOMBAY by Dr. Aneesh Pradhan Published by Three Essays Collective pp xii, 348, plus 36 pages of photographs demy octavo 8.5 x 5.5 in., includes bibliographies and index. In hardcover. ISBN 978-81-88789-96-2

From Goa !


Tumbling back into the chaos and traffic snarls in Delhi after an invigorating ten days or so in Goa (from the 7th to the 17th of September) for my sessions as Visiting Research Professor, Goa University, I cannot help reminiscing about some of the sights...

Granny’s first division in vocal music exam !


In 1934, (ie 80 years ago) the Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad issued this certificate stating that my paternal grandmother Rameshwari Devi Goel passed the 4th year examination in Vocal Music with a 1st division ! my nephew Raghav found the certificate carefully packed away with...

Radio Mirchi cancels World Music Day show


Radio Mirchi has cancelled its World Music Day show with me at the last minute, citing “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for the cancellation. This was conveyed to me by email and phone late in the evening on June 17, 2014. However, I have not...

Latest addition to my fountain pen collection !


A vintage Ever sharp that writes like a dream !