Sanskar Prakashan

Sanskar Prakashan

Initiative to publish Indian Classical Music Books

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Books in Hindi



1. ‘Shruti Vilas’ :  (Author - Pt. Shankar Vishnu Kashikar)

This book consists of the compilation of the 372 Ragas. Each Raga is explained with its specialities, ‘Jati’, ‘Vadi’, ‘Samvadi’, ‘Gaan Samay’, ‘Aaroha’, ‘Avroha’, ‘Pakad’, ‘Chalan’, ‘Swaravistar’ and also one ‘Bandish’ with its notation. The book has the commentary by world acclaimed Indian Classical Vocalist Pt. Bhimsen Joshi in his own handwriting. The 372 Indian Classical Ragas are indexed with classification based on ‘Jati’, ‘Vadi’, ‘Samvadi’ and ‘Gaan Samay’ for an easy reference guide to the Readers.

(3rd Edition - Hard Bound : Price Rs. 350/-)

2. ‘Prachalit Raga’ :  (Compilation by - Prasad Kulkarni)

This Book contains the study material for all 43 Ragas included in the curriculum of ‘Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal’ upto ‘Visharad’ level. Each Raga is introduced with its basics, its specialty, and a ‘Bandish’ with notations. Based on that Raag Hindi/Marathi film songs and Classical compositions (bandish) are given. Book also includes the ‘10 Thaats’ with their scale, different ‘Taals’ with a song on that Taal, permutations of major scales for practice (Shuddha Swar Alankars), a table based on notes relating to Indian and Western Classical style of notes, introduction to ‘Gharanas’, Table of classification of Ragas. Plus, information about the film music directors and master vocalists and instrumentalists etc. is also provided. This book also includes comprehensive information about Harmonium, its history, playing styles etc. ‘Vande Mataram’, ‘Jana Gana Mana’ and some other popular Bhajans notations is also given.

(3rd Edition - Price : Rs. 100/-)

3. ‘Naad Chintan’ :  (Original Author: Pt. V.R. Athavle) (Hindi Translation : Dr. Sudha Patwardhan, Pune)

This book consists of discussion on some of the important topics in Hindustani Classical Music and Pt.V.R. Athavle-ji’s approach and thought process on the probable answers to those questions.

(Price : Rs. 100/-)

4-6. ‘Prathama-Visharad’ Total of 3 volumes i.e. ‘Praveshika’, ‘Madhyama’, ‘Visharad’

This Book contains the study material included according to the new curriculum of ‘Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal’ upto ‘Visharad’ level, which includes ‘Bada Khayal’, ‘Bandishes’ in different Ragas and Talas, ‘Tarana’, ‘Dhrupad’, ‘Dhamar’, ‘Dadra’, ‘Chatarang’, ‘Trivat’ etc. Along with it, book also has notations of some of the ‘Naatyageet’, ‘Lokgeet’, ‘Thumri’, ‘Gazal’, ‘Bhajan’ etc.
This book is very helpful to the students of music.

(Price : Rs. 100/- each)

‘Bandish’ notations with CD (in Hindi)



7. ‘Swarakiran’ :  (composer - Kiran Phatak)

This book consists of 165 ‘Bandishes’ with notations based on 78 Ragas. This includes the presentation of musical forms such as ‘Bada Khayal’, ‘Chhota Khayal’, ‘Taranas’, ‘Dhrupad’, ‘Dhamar’, ‘Chatarang’, ‘Trivat’, ‘Dadra’, ‘Thumri’ etc.

(Price [with CD] : Rs. 200/-)

8. ‘Naad Vaibhav’ :  (composer Pt.V.R. Athavle)

This book consists of 128 ‘Bandishes’ with notations based on 86 Ragas. This includes the introduction to Ragas created by Pt.V.R. Athavle along with the ‘Bandish’ in those Ragas. This also includes the introduction to Pt.V.R. Athavale and his work and the commentaries by some of his disciples.

(Price [with CD] : Rs. 300/-)

9. ‘Malaniya Goond Lavori’ :  (compilation by Dr. Vikas Kashalkar)

This book includes the compilation of the ‘Bandishes’ composed by late Pt. Antubuva Joshi and late Pt. Gajananrao Joshi. CD along with the book includes some of those ‘Bandishes’ sung by disciples of Pt. Gajananbuva Joshi and some of the prominent names in the field of Hindustani Classical Music.

(Price [with CD] : Rs. 250/-)

10. ‘Yashsangeetamrut’ :  (composer : Pt.Yashwant Mahale)

This book consists of Pt. Mahale-ji’s ‘Bandishes’ with notations.

(Price [with CD] : Rs. 250/-)

11. ‘Omkar Aadinaad’ :  (composer : Pt. Vikas Kashalkar)

This book consists of Pt. Kashalkar-ji’s ‘Bandishes’ with notations.

(Price [with CD] : Rs. 300/-)

Books in Marathi



12. ‘Bharatiya Sangeetache Samanya Dnyan va Swaradyanasathi Shuddha Swar Alankar : Arthat – Swararachanashastra’ :  (Author – Kiran Phatak)

This book includes the basic general concepts of Hindustani Classical Music and the scientific study of the notations and its permutations for practicing. This book includes 100 such ‘Alankar’ (permutations) along with various rhythmic cycles (Taals) for self-practicing.

(3rd Edition - Price : Rs. 50/-)

13. ‘Raagachya Parighakadun Kendrabindukade’ :  (Author – Kiran Phatak)

This book contains the various aspects on approach towards a ‘Raga’ and a detailed commentary on its nuances.

(2nd Edition - Price : Rs. 85/-)

14. ‘Raga’ :  (Author – Kiran Phatak)

This book contains the thorough analysis of approach towards a Raga and a detailed commentary on its nuances. The specialty of this book is the various facets that the concept of ‘Raga’ has.

(2nd Edition - Price : Rs. 100/-)

15. ‘Khayal – Ek Vichar’ :  (Author – Kiran Phatak)

This book contains commentary on various aspects of Khayal, its structure, presentation, specialties and its relation with Raga.

(2nd Edition - Price : Rs. 60/-)

16. ‘Bandish’ :  (Author – Kiran Phatak)

This book contains commentary on various aspects of ‘Bandish’. This book contains beautiful commentary by Pt. Jasraj in his own handwriting.

(Price : Rs. 150/-)

17. ‘Sangeet Nibandhavali’ :  (Author – Kiran Phatak)

This Book contains the 43 essays based on various subjects included in the curriculum of ‘Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal’ upto ‘Alankar’ level.

(2nd Edition - Price : Rs. 100/-)

18. ‘Sangeet Shabdakosh’ :  (Compilation by – Kiran Phatak & Prasad Kulkarni)

This small booklet is a pocket dictionary of all the terms used in all three aspects of music viz. vocal, instrumental and dance.

(Price : Rs. 20/-)

19. ‘Hindustani Shastriya Sangeetateel Pratibhavanta’ :  (Compilation by - Kiran Phatak)

This book consists of the information about the masters in Hindustani Classical Music in the branches of vocal and instrumental. The information has the rare photos, important dates, their education, ‘Guru’, ‘Gharana’, their specialty in the presentation of their respective music and their contribution in the field of music.

(Price : Rs. 80/-)

20. ‘Samartha Ramdasanche Sangeet Chintan’ :  (Author – ‘Surmani’ Kamalakar Paralikar)

Prominent Saint Samartha Ramdas had mastery on the aspects of Hindustani Classical Music and we find references of his analysis in the poems, ‘Bandishes’ and scriptures written by him. This book throws light on this aspect of the literature created by Saint Ramdas.

(Price : Rs. 150/-)

21. ‘22 Shruti’ :  (Author – Dr. Vidyadhar Oke)

A research work done by the writer on 22 Shrutis of Indian Classical music and their exact frequencies in the Octave. Plus, various topics related to it are presented with a scientific explanation with references, tables & figures. The book is also published in English language.

(Hard Bound - Price : Rs. 150/-)

22-23. ‘TaalGandh’ (Theory) : Parts 1 & 2 :  (Author – Sandip Jagdale)

This book gives the comprehensive information related to theory aspects of Tabla from levels ‘Praveshika’ to ‘Madhyama Poorna’ (Part 1) and ‘Visharad – ‘Pratham’ and ‘Poorna’ (Part 2) based on curriculum set by ‘Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal.’

(Part 1 – Price : Rs. 80/-)
(Part 2 – Price : Rs. 125/-)

24-25. ‘TaalSparsh’ (Practical) Parts 1 & 2 :  (Author – Sandip Jagdale)

This book gives the comprehensive information related to practical aspect of Tabla from levels ‘Praveshika’ to ‘Madhyama Poorna’ (Part 1) and ‘Visharad – ‘Pratham’ and ‘Poorna’ (Part 2) based on curriculum set by ‘Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal.’

(Part 1 – Price : Rs. 100/-)
(Part 2 – Price : Rs. 125/-)

26. Sangeetateel Sanshodhan Paddhati’ :  (Author – Dr. Anaya Thatte)

This book contains the description and approach towards Research Methodology in Music.

(Price : Rs. 100/-)

27. ‘Sangeetshastra Vidnyan’ :  (Author – Dr. Smt. Sucheta Bidkar)

This book is very helpful in higher university level theory examinations like ‘Alankar’, M.A. and others. This provides detailed various aspects of music related topics in those exams.

(Price : Rs. 300/-)

28. ‘Lekha Jokha’ :  (Author – Shashank Vechlekar)

This book consists of the biographies of following 9 prominent Artists in the field of acting, music, poetry and yoga. (Dashrath Pujari, Machhindra Kambli, Chhota Gandharva, Shahir Sable, Pt.Manohar Chimote, ‘Hathayogi’ Nikam Guruji, Smt. Asha Khadilkar, ‘Yogacharya’ Nimbalkar Guruji and Bhimrao Panchale)

(Price : Rs. 130/-)

Books in English



29-30. Swarawali Part 1 & Part 2(with CD) :  (Writer – Smt.Anagha Hindlekar)

A.B.G.M.Mandals Praveshika-Pratham & Praveshika-Poorna Syllabus Ragas practiced in the CDs and material printed in the book.

( Part 1 [with CD] – Price : Rs.150/-)
( Part 2 [with CD] – Price : Rs.200/-)

31. 22 Shrutis & Melodium :  (Writer – Dr.Vidyadhar Oke)

A research work done by the writer on 22 Shrutis of Indian Classical music and their exact frequencies in the Octave. Plus, various topics related to it are presented with a scientific explanation with references, tables & figures. The book is also published in Marathi language.

(Price : Rs.125/-)

Upcoming Publications



‘Swaravisharadam’ (‘Prarambhik’ – ‘Visharad’ theory)

This Book contains the study material for the theory part based on curriculum of ‘Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal’ upto ‘Visharad’ level. Expected Release Date : April – May 2011

(Price is yet to be decided)

Other Publications



1. ‘Pauranik Bodhkatha’ (Marathi):  (Author – ‘HariBhaktaParayan’ Shri Ramdasbuva Pote) Part 1-2

This Book contains some of both the known and unknown stories of ‘Puranas’

(Part 1 – Price : Rs. 75/-)
(Part 2 – Price : Rs. 75/-)

2. ‘Amrutaachaa Anubhav’ (Marathi) :  (Author – Hemant Rajaram)

This book includes the commentary on the book ‘Amrutaanubhav’ of Saint Shri Dhyaneshwar Maharaj in the poetry format.

(Price : Rs. 175/-)