Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Call the shots!!
Not even a week left for exams and I have finally been compulsive enough to open my books! As I was "studying" the 10 stages in the Development of Musical Stages I just happened to come across this line belonging to the 7th stage which says '...the names of the Janaka ragas are masculine and those of the minor ragas are feminine'. I just wanted to highlight the disparity between women and men at those times which are visible through this example wherein masculine names were assigned to the parent ragas and the sub ragas were given names of more feminine touch. Aah.. Rule of the roost!