New Music Video!

India’s Musical Tradition

This is the ninth song in Hinduism Today’s History of Hindu India Music Video series. It is a song for children intended to complement the third of our popular History of Hindu India documentaries, “Hindu India: 1000 to 1850.” The documentaries and songs neatly supplement the study of India and the Hindu religion in American middle schools. This video featuring singers and composers Aks and Lakshmi gives the student a glimpse into India’s complex musical tradition.

Produced by Hinduism Today
Music and Video: Aks and Lakshmi (
Lyrics: Dragan Stojkovski
Subtitles: Igro Burenkov (,
Complete History Series Playlist:
Music Videos for this Documentary:
Part One, Song One, “Let’s Go Back 6,000 Years:”
Part One, Song Two, “That’s What Hindus Believe”
Part One, Song Three, “Hindus Love Celebrations”
Part Two, Song One, “Ten Centuries of Progress”
Part Two, Song Two,  “City and Village Life”
Part Two, Song Three, “Sanskrit Culture Blossomed”
Part Three, Song One, “Hard Times Fell Upon India”
Part Three, Song Two, “The Devotional Bhakti Movement”
Part Three, Song Three, “India’s Musical Tradition”
From Ancient Times:
300 to 1000ce:
1000 to 1850 ce:
1850 to 1947:
1947 to Present:
Buy the History of Hindu India Textbook:
The History of Hindu India (Part Three) was developed by the editors of Hinduism Today magazine in collaboration with Dr. Shiva Bajpai, Professor Emeritus of History, California State University Northridge. It is intended to provide an authentic presentation of the history of India and Hinduism for use in American middle and high school classes, as well as Hindu temple study groups and general presentations on the Hindu religion and history.
This documentary is based on the third chapter of the textbook, “The History of Hindu India,” published in 2011. It covers Indian history from 1100 to 1850 ce, from the Arab Muslim invasions to British rule, a time of great difficulty for the Indian people. These extensive foreign invasions are recounted, including the plunder of the great Siva temple at Somnath, and the establishment of the Mughal Empire by the 16th century in most of India, its subsequent decline by the mid-18th century and the gradual control of India by the British. The documentary provides an account of the saints of the powerful Bhakti Movement, including Ramananda and Kabir. One section is devoted to an overview of the Sikh religion, from its founding in the 16th century by Guru Nanak to formation of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh in the 18th century. This is followed by a brief introduction to Indian music and its basic concepts of tala (rhythm), raga (scale) and improvisation.
For more information and for class lesson plans based on the book, visit This documentary is directed and produced by Sushma Khadepaun; produced and narrated by Roger (Raj) Narayan. Funded by the Uberoi Foundation, Institute for Curriculum Advancement, this film may be freely distributed for educational purposes.

3 Responses to “New Music Video!”

  1. Arni narendran says:

    Superb rendering and rich lyrics on the Indian Classical Music tradition.

  2. Pethuraja says:


  3. adi sankara peruman says:

    Excellent concept. Nicely produced. Aum
    Adi Sankara

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