- Krishnaswamy, S. [Krishnaswami]
Musical Instruments of India
Publication Division: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India, Delhi, 1965, Cloth, , , Very Good /No Jacket
102 pp. Some light soiling to cream-colored cloth, sewing to leaves loose. Many of the instruments are illustrated in-text in the descriptive notes by b&w illustrations. There are 10 full (or nearly full) page plates illustrating the historical iconography of musical instruments in the early and Vedic periods. Contents: The Early Beginnings; The Vedic Period; Chronology; Migrations; Descriptive Notes of Tambura, Bin (Northern Vina), Veena; Sitar, Surbahar, Sarod, Surshringar, Vichitra Veena, Gottuvadyam, Rabab, Sarangi, Violin, Dilruba, Esraj, Mandar Bahar, Santur, Flute, Shahnai, Nagaswaram, Jaltarang, Kasht-tarang, Kanch-tarang, Mridanga, Pakhawaj, Tabla, Khanjira, Tavil, Ghatam, Morchang, Gettuvadyam, Tuntune, Ektara, Ravanhatho, Gopichand, Khamak, Anand Lahari, Shankh, Ayarkuzhal, Magudi, Shringa, Alghoza, Nagara, Shuddha Maddalam, Chenda, Dhol, Khol, Tumbaknari, Urumi, Huruk, Pambai, Kirikatti, Damaru, Udukku, Timila, Duff, Tappu, Brahmatalam, Manjira, and Chimta.