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*Alain Danielou - Introduction to the Study of Musical Scales  Hardcover / Published 1999

*Alain Danielou - Music and the Power of Sound : The Influence of Tuning and Interval on Consciousness  / Hardcover / Published 1995

*Kuppuswami, T. V. - Carnatic Music and the Tamils Hardcover / Published: January 1992

*Kuppuswami, T.V. - Rhythm in Historical Cognition / Hardcover / Published 1993

*Sharada Gopalam - Facets of Notation in South Indian Music / Hardcover / Published 1992

S. Janaki - Carnatic Classical - Vocal Audio CD

*Raghava R. Menon - Penguin Dictionary of Indian Classical Music / Paperback / Published 1995

*Vidwan Ramnad Krishnan - Songs Of The Carnatic Tradition: Vidwan Audio CD

*Smt Rajeswari Pariti - Carnatic Veena Recital Audio CD

*Raja Ramanna - Structure of Music in Raga and Western Systems / Hardcover / Published 1993

*A.R. Rahman - Vande Mataram - Audio CD

From the reviews: "...the music along with the lyrics combine to produce an effect which will lead you to dig deeper within yourself and question your feelings towards your country..." "...The blend of eastern and western music is just sheer pleasure. Its pure ecstacy..""...one of his more mature performances.."

Emmons E. White - Appreciating India's music; an introduction, with an emphasis on the music of South India  

*Hariharan and Lezz Lewis -  Colonial Cousins - Audio CD  

From a review: "This is the album that helped me discover my Indian roots in an era of globalisation. Western sounds with a quintessentially Indian soul, thanks to Hariharan's carnatic vocals. Thanks, Colonial Cousins, for helping me overcome my identity crisis..."

*Manickam Yogeswaran - The Voice of Tamil  - Audio CD  Released 1997
Carnatic Classical Music on Various Instruments - Audio CD
*Mandolin U. Srinivas - Dream - Audio CD
*Mandolin U. Srinivas - Rama Sreerama - Audio CD
*Mandolin U. Srinivas - Modern Mandolin Maestro - Audio CD


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