Indian classical music/ musician biographies & profiles. (youtube link)

The Zeitgeist, is a classical music one. These links have some remarkably good films about Indian classical musicians and music. Most are un subtitled, but music, they  say ,damn them! ) needs no language.

Particularly notable are the documentaries on Drupad by Mani Kaul.(can someone find me part 3 please?) , A profile of Papanasam sivan(which I might have sent to some before as an email, One about the Bauls  of bengal and one about G N Balasubramanian, the intellectual carnatic singer and thinker(which doesn’t quite do justice to him IMO.

Heck these ALL are great documentaries.

Download them before some pervert pulls the clips for user violations off youtube.

Amir Khan

I –

II –

Begum Akhtar



G N Balasubramanian


II –

Papanasam Sivan

I –

II –


IV –

Ustad Bade gulam ali Khan

Ms Subbalakshmi

Ustad “Baba” Allauddin Kahn

Semmangudi srinivasa Iyer

Zakir Hussein (tabla)

Andhimantharai songs Link 2

Bauls of Bengal link 2 Link 3

Drupad – Mani Kaul’s Documentary








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8 Responses to Indian classical music/ musician biographies & profiles. (youtube link)

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  2. Divya says:

    Veena S. Balachander was my guru’s guru. Thanks for posting those links! Will go through them when I am free.

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  5. I had accidentally landed in your blogsite to find my favorite ustads as Amir Khan Sahib and Begum Akhtar!Thanks for putting up these rarest of performances…..Best Wishes..

  6. jpib says:

    A good one on Ahmed Jan Thirakwa (1892-1976), legendary tabla player :

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