Aspects of Indian music


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The SHRUTI doctrine with its proper interpretation is one of the most abstruse problems of Indian music and has been the cause of acute difference of opinion among the leading scholars and musicologistics of the past few generations.We have, however,to grant that all ancient writers on the shruti theory of our music hold the unanimous view that in one octave there are 22 shrutis.The oldest among them is Bharata, and none of the later theorists has taken the Liberty of differing from him either as regards their number or the mode of deducing the various shruti intervals in one octave.It is a common experience that every raga manifests shades of the different rasas.It should, therefore, be first is examined as to what is the temperament of each note and what emotions it reflects.

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