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Haidar Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(Dāgar) (b. ?; d. ?) Vocalist, son of Imam Bakhsh, founder of the Dāgar lineage.

His son Mohammad Jan Khan was a noted musician and father of the well-known Allabande ...

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Imām Khan

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(Vocal) (b. Khurjā, Uttar Pradesh, ?; d. Khurjā, ?) Vocalist (19th cent.) of the Khurjā gharānā.

He was the son of Jodhe Khan, vocalist and founder of the Khurjā gharānā. ...

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Vilāyat Ali

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(Hāji) (b. ?, probably late 18th cent.; d. ?) Tabla wizard, teacher, composer of gats, and founder of the 19th-cent. Farukhābād tabla gharānā.

He was called Hāji-sāheb, ‘Hāji’...

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Vidur Mallick

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(b. Amta village, near Darbhanga, Bihar, 1936; d. ?, 21 July 2002) Dhrupad vocalist and teacher.

He belongs to the lineage of Radhakrishna Mallick and Karttaram Mallick, founders...

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Kādir Bakhsh Khan Abdullah Khan

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Vocalist brothers of the Gwalior durbar of Maharaja Jankojirao Scindia (r. 1827–43). According to Vilayat Hussain Khan's data from his Agra gharānā tradition, they were founders of the...

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Dhākā Tablā Tradition

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The founder of this tradition is said to be Ata Hussain Khan (1830–1907) of Lucknow, basically trained in the Farukhābād tradition. He first went to the Murshidabad durbar in East ...

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Dilarām Mishra

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(b. ?; d. ?)

Founder (c. 17th cent.) of the Benares gharānā of vocal music. It is known that around 1530, he went to Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh and learnt ...

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Nazir Khan

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(Mumbai) (b. Bijnor, Moradabad district, Uttar Pradesh, ?; d. Mumbai, 1920) Vocalist and teacher.

He was one of the founders of the Bhenḍi Bazaar gharānā of Mumbai along with his...

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Ināyat Hussain Khan

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(b. ?, 1849; d. Benares, 1919) Eminent vocalist and founder of a prominent branch of the Sahaswān gharānā.

His father Mehboob Khan was a member of the durbar of Rampur. ...

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Hanumāndās Singh

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(b. Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh, c. 1840; d. Gaya, 1939) Khayāl singer and founder of the Gaya tradition of esrāj, a string instrument.

His father Hari Singh was in the army ...

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Kākā Hathrasi

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(b. ?, 18 Sept. 1906; d. Hathras, 18 Sept. 1995)

Veteran publisher, founder of the Sangeet Karyalaya in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1985. See Sangeet...

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Jaap (Jacob), Kunst

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(b. Groningen, Netherlands, 12 Aug. 1891; d. Amsterdam, 7 Dec. 1960) Ethnomusicologist, one of the founders of the discipline, widely respected as the creator of the term ‘ethnomusicology’.

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Jhajjar Sārangi Gharānā

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Jhajjar, a small princely state near Delhi, developed a sārangi tradition, which can be traced back to the 19th cent., witḥ Manguwa Khan as its founder. He had two sons ...

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Laliyānā Tablā Gharānā

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Named after Laliyana, the birthplace of the gharānā's founder Munir Khan, in Merath (former Meerut) district, Uttar Pradesh, the gharānā took root in the 1880s. It is also known as ...

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Paramānandadās

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(b. Kanauj, Uttar Pradesh, 1497; d. Surabhi Kund, Govardhan, Rajasthan, 1587) One of the eight poet-devotees (Aṣhṭachhāp) of the Vaiṣhṇava Puṣhṭi Margi sect.

Paramānandadās met...

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Ghaggé Khudā Bakhsh

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(b. Agra, c. 1790; d. Agra, c. 1880) Founder of the Agra khayāl tradition.

He was called ‘ghaggé’ because of his gruff voice which ruled out the prospects of a ...

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Ghulām Abbās Khan

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(Vocal) (b. Agra, ?; d. Agra, 1932) Outstanding vocalist of the Agra gharānā.

The eldest son of vocalist Ghaggé Khuda Bakhsh, founder of the Agra khayāl gharānā, Ghulam Abbas was...

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Ghulām Bandegi Sarod Gharānā

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Founder Ghulām Bandegi Khan Bangash (b. c. 1790), lived in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, and was attached to the Rewa Maharaja's army and durbar. It is believed that Ghulām Bandegi came ...

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Hymns of Guru Nānak

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Founder of the Sikh religion. Born in 1469 in Talwandi in pre-Partition Punjab. He belonged to a family of vedies, that is those who preached the Vedas.

Guru Nānak toured ...

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Kolhāpur

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A noted seat of music, drama, and other cultural activities in western India. It was a princely state, within Maharashtra, established by Tarabai, daughter-in-law of Chhatrapati Śivāji...

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