A dominant genre in Hindustani vocal art music distinguished by expanded and often improvised statements of musical ideas made concrete mainly through the interpretation of raga, use and exploration of tala, and creation and exploration of bandish-s. The genre, which is a late sixteenth century phenomenon, has fruitfully accommodated features of earlier forms and epitomized noteworthy potentialities of Hindustani music as a whole. This is why it has also encouraged emergence of numerous gharana-s, styles, and efforts of individual musicians to remain in the great traditions and, yet, carve out a niche for themselves.

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NAD-SADHNA INSTITUTE FOR INDIAN MUSIC AND RESEARCH CENTRE is a place where researchers in music education, professionals in related fields, as well as undergraduate, post graduate and PhD scholars, students and enthusiasts, can get together in a virtual exchange of information and knowledge in the field of Music Education and Musical Performance. Besides, our purpose is to work in areas as diverse as academic research, music and sound production, exhibition services, and the delivery of cinematic, music, and arts events. Nad Sadhna was founded in 2010 and is based in Jaipur, the city better described as the cultural capital of the Country. Having dedicated study facilities, extensive holdings of published and unpublished materials (books, journal and newspaper articles, scores and recordings), collections of recorded music and an audio visual laboratory.