Indian Classical Music

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India has a rich culture in music and it’s a birth place to many famous instruments. But with the influence of modern instruments, wide varieties of old instruments have gone silent and ended up in museums only, Now a day’s very few would like to listen shehnai in marriages the influence of western music is such that we are forgetting our own classical music and the sad part of the story is that those who are still playing those old music they are actually becoming the victim of the same because now a days most of the people don’t like Indian classical music, so today I am dedicating this post of mine to the Indian classical music. I would like to thanks Musician Naviin Gandhav who is a true Indian music lover; he is working hard for keeping our Indian music alive. Today I will express the pain of Indian music through my poem.

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मेरे देश का संगीत,
न जाने कहां खो गया.
अपने जस्बातो को छुपा कर,
रात की चांदनी में,
वो चुपके से, अश्क भरी अखियो संग सो गया.
ऐसे हाल में उसे देख,
Naviin Gandharv ने उसके अश्को की गहराई को समझा।
सब कुछ छोड़, करी वक़्त से प्रार्थना और कहा,
वक़्त तू कुछ पल के लिए थमजा ।
वक़्त तो नही रुका,
इसलिए Western Music का ईमान भी उसके आगे नही झुका।
बढ़ता गया वो एक वृक्ष की तरह,
पर मेरे भारत के संगीत का ज़ख्म, तो आज भी है हरा.
उसके ये ज़ख्म किसी को दिखते नही,
क्यूंकि आज के युग में ये मधुर संगीत अब बिकते नही,
इस संगीत का कोई मोल नही,
आज भी छुपा है, इसमें वो तेज़ कही.
जिसे सुनके ये मन भी डोलता है,
कुछ न कह कर भी बहुत कुछ बोलता है.
आज भी, मदमस्त कर देता ये मेरे मन को,
मिलती है आशा की धूप, तेज़ ठंड के बाद जैसे तन को।

Prerna Mehrotra
9/03/2015

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3 thoughts on “Indian Classical Music

  1. I can’t read Hindi so unfortunately I was unable to fully appreciate your poem, but nevertheless I fully agree with what you have written in English above. Some songs in the classical style using classical instruments (i.e: not Westernised dance tracks) are the most melodic and rich compositions I have ever heard. The sort of thing you can listen to and say: “Yes… That’s music. That’s a work of art.” 😊

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