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 (youtube.com/EclipseNirvana)
Lyrics: Dragan Stojkovski
Subtitles: Igro Burenkov (upwork.com/fl/burenkov, email@example.com)
Complete History Series Playlist: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkA3jcdbA5kTwKf5gHchrJliKCMTM__7B
Music Videos for this Documentary:
Part One, Song One, “Let’s Go Back 6,000 Years:” youtu.be/YHS7dyN6sgM
Part One, Song Two, “That’s What Hindus Believe” youtu.be/PAzBZa-FBOo
Part One, Song Three, “Hindus Love Celebrations” youtu.be/URoNuvY1wx4
Part Two, Song One, “Ten Centuries of Progress” youtu.be/pFOTcm0Jq_4
Part Two, Song Two, “City and Village Life” youtu.be/CsNaeE4bgBY
Part Two, Song Three, “Sanskrit Culture Blossomed” youtu.be/z3zfjXNDIEU
Part Three, Song One, “Hard Times Fell Upon India” youtu.be/H8U-A-2BXrw
Part Three, Song Two, “The Devotional Bhakti Movement” youtu.be/dnlXj0IobIw
Part Three, Song Three, “India’s Musical Tradition” youtu.be/ZARxQgY2oKQ
From Ancient Times: youtu.be/dBZRTzXARWM
300 to 1000ce: youtu.be/j0kLX2aPgo8
1000 to 1850 ce: youtu.be/Lr8Qx0SyrYI
1850 to 1947: youtu.be/nx_vSuduwAk
1947 to Present: youtu.be/eVnqJHO3PcY
Buy the History of Hindu India Textbook: amazon.com/History-Hindu-Satguru-Bodhinatha-Veylanswami/dp/1934145386/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451424169&sr=8-1&keywords=history+of+hindu+india
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 hinduismtoday.com/education. 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.
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