Sanskrit recordings

David Magier magier at COLUMBIA.EDU
Tue Jan 10 00:05:43 UTC 2006

the person to contact at ARCE at AIIS in Delhi (actually in Gurgaon) is Dr. 
Shubha Chaudhury, Director of ARCE. Their website is 
<>, and their location is:

Archive and Research Center for Ethnomusicology
22, Institutional Area
Sector 32
Gurgaon, Haryana
Telephone: 91-124-2381424

I believe Dr. Chaudhury's email is <shubha at>.

David Magier

--On January 9, 2006 6:00:46 PM -0500 Allen W Thrasher <athr at LOC.GOV> wrote:

> Tim (and others),
> You might think of getting that done through the Archives and Research
> Center for Ethnomusicology, part of the AIIS in Delhi.  They are
> interested in such things, and I long ago promised them copies of some
> tapes I made of chanting of the Vedas and Kavya during my first stay in
> India.  Already I have  leant them to copy some early Goan 78 rpm vinyls
> I bought in the Bhendi Bazar in Bombay.
> Part of the idea of the ARCE is for US scholars to give back to India
> some of the things they have gained there.
> I don't know for sure whether they have any interest in audio that is in
> no way "music,"  but their homepage
>  mentions "music and oral
> traditions," which may imply they would be.
> Allen
> Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D., Senior Reference Librarian
> South Asia Team, Asian Division
> Library of Congress, Jefferson Building 150
> 101 Independence Ave., S.E.
> Washington, DC 20540-4810
> tel. 202-707-3732; fax 202-707-1724; athr at
> The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Library of
> Congress.
>>>> LubinT at WLU.EDU 01/09/06 5:13 PM >>>
> I possess a privately made cassette of Prof. Nagaraja Rao, of Mysore,
> illustrating various meters in a quite beautiful style of chanting.
> Most of the examples are from the works of Kaalidaasa and from
> Bhart.rhari's "Satakatraya.  In the course of this he also recounts some
> amusing anecdotes about Appayadiik.sita.
> I will see about getting these recordings transferred to digital format
> so that it can be made readily available if anyone else is interested.
> Tim Lubin
> Washington and Lee University
>>>> mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU 12/29/05 7:48 PM >>>
> Can anyone recommend some goods sources for digital
> recordings of spoken Sanskrit, Sanskrit poetry and dramatic
> recitation, etc.? Examples of the chants used for
> reciting various meters would be of particular interest.
> A recorded anthology of Sanskrit poetry, I suppose, is too
> much to hope for just yet.
> Matthew Kapstein

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