S. Satish Kumar; Rhythms Lost and Found: A Comparative Reading of the Music of the Subcontinent. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 December 2012; 32 (3): 543–554. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-1891552
Kumar’s essay explores Indian classical music and the language in which it is conceived, apprehended, and received. He seeks to understand the historical processes that have gone into engineering the changes not just in the form of Indian classical music but also in, perhaps, its essence. Finally, this article examines the apparent continuities and discontinuities—and even the ruptures and renovations — within the system of classical music of the subcontinent.