Origin of Indian Classical Music
In the last millennium, the development of music in the Indian subcontinent saw many ups and downs. Selected royal families gave it patronage and respect, which music needed in order to nurture; some could not show their support. At a point in time, Indian classical music diverted into two branches: North Indian (Hindustani) and South Indian (Carnatic). Out of these two forms, Hindustani Music, which stands as a tree watered by original contributions from both Hindu and Muslim musicians, depicts a blend of elements from both Vedic and Persian cultures. In the last century, Indian music also spread to the West, where cultural differences did not block its reverence.
Last edited on March 28, 2019